West Tisbury selectmen pen new contract for police chief

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With little discussion and much praise, West Tisbury selectmen approved a new three-year contract for police Chief Daniel Rossi, at their meeting on November 20.

The contract calls for a salary of $116,016 in the first year, which covers the period beginning December 1, 2013. It includes a longevity clause and a five percent salary increase in years two and three. The contract was made available to The Times this week.

Mr. Rossi began his law enforcement career in 1992 in Chilmark. He became a patrol officer in West Tisbury in 1993. In 1999, then Chief Beth Toomey promoted him to sergeant. Mr. Rossi was named interim chief in April 2010, following the retirement of Ms. Toomey. Selectmen appointed Mr. Rossi police chief in November, 2010.

“I am pleased with the new contract,” Chief Rossi told The Times. “We plan to keep on providing a friendly and professional police department for the residents of West Tisbury.”