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Portsmouth Appoints New Deputy Police Chief

The town of Portsmouth has appointed a new deputy chief of police. 

Lt. Brian P. Peters has been chosen to serve as the new deputy police chief, announced Town Administrator John Klimm on Tuesday. The appointment comes a little more than a week after the selection of a new police chief. 

Peters, a 15-year member of the Portsmouth Police Department, was selected after extensive interviews with candidates held by Klimm and incoming Police Chief Thomas Lee.  

Peters holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Salve Regina University and a master’s degree in criminal justice management from Roger Williams University.

He has served on the Portsmouth Police Department since 1998 in various capacities including patrolman, detective inspector, sergeant and detective lieutenant.

“I share Chief Lee’s confidence in Deputy Peters and believe Brian Peters will make an outstanding deputy chief," Klimm said. "He will be a critical part of the new leadership team of the Portsmouth Police Department and his education and years of experience will serve the citizens of Portsmouth well over the coming years.”

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