The follow is a press release from Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone
FORMER CHIEF CHARLIE FEMINO ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM SOMERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Former Acting Chief to head Public Safety at Endicott College
SOMERVILLE – Former Acting Chief of Police, Charlie Femino, announced last week his intended retirement from the Somerville Police Department, effective September 30, 2014. Femino has accepted the position as Chief of the Campus Safety Division at Endicott College, serving the Beverly, Gloucester, and Boston campuses. Femino had served as Acting Chief of Police in Somerville from December 2013 to September 2014 during a nationwide search for a permanent Police Chief.
“Charlie has been a tremendous asset to our police force, and a true leader in every sense. He has served this City with pride and professionalism, most notably during his ten month tenure as Acting Chief, and we are fortunate to have had Charlie as a member of our team for the past thirty years,” said Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone.
“I want to thank the Mayor, the Board of Aldermen, and my colleagues for the wonderful experience that I have gained, the many friends and professional colleagues that I have made, and the happy and productive years that I spent in the City of Somerville and with the Somerville Police Department,” Femino said. “My time as a Somerville Police Officer has played such an integral role in my life and while I will greatly miss this City, I am excited for this new opportunity in the private sector.”
Femino is a 30-year veteran of the Somerville Police Department, having been promoted through the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Deputy Chief, and Acting Chief of Police.