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City Manager Batista Appoints Paul B. Saucier Interim Police Chief

For Immediate Release: 9/1/2023 5:01 pm

WORCESTER, Mass. – The City of Worcester announced Friday, Sept. 1, 2023, the appointment of Worcester Police Department Deputy Chief Paul B. Saucier as interim Police Chief effective immediately.

Saucier, 57, is a 29-year veteran of the department, serving most recently as Deputy Chief of Police Bureau of Investigative Services. Prior to that he served as Deputy Chief of the Police Operations Division. Saucier has also worked in the department’s Detective Bureau, Gang Unit, VICE Squad, and SWAT Team divisions.

“The appointment of Saucier as interim Police Chief is well deserved,” said City Manager Eric D. Batista. “Saucier has been a leader in the department for years as he has rose through the ranks from patrolman to Deputy Chief in 2016. I am confident he will lead our department with honor and integrity.”

Saucier joined the WPD as a patrolman in 1994 after graduating with top honors from the Worcester Police Academy. He began his law enforcement career with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department in South Carolina.

“I am honored to lead the men and women of the Worcester Police Department,” said Saucier. “I appreciate City Manager Batista’s confidence in me and I look forward to what we can do together to keep Worcester one of the safest cities in the country.”

A graduate of Western New England University, Saucier holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Unit Commander Academy.

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