Lieutenant Victor Morency promoted to deputy chief

Aug 28, 2023

Dartmouth Police Department shuffled their staff to promote Lieutenant Victor Morency to deputy chief, replacing the retiring James Storey. Two other lieutenant vacancies and one sergeant vacancy were also filled, including the vacancy created by Morency’s promotion.

The promotions were made official at the Aug. 28 Select Board meeting, where all four positions recommended by Chief Brian Levesque were unanimously approved by the board. Levesque chose between two candidates qualified for the position. 

“I really look forward to assuming my new role and moving forward to best serve the department and also our community,” Morency said after he was officially named deputy chief.

Morency has worked in the department for over 16 years and as a supervisor for the last five. He has a degree in Criminal Justice and oversees the department’s communication division.

Levesque also cited numerous awards Morency has received while working in the department.

“I have no doubt that Lieutenant Morency will excel as the next deputy chief,” said Levesque.

The Select Board was pleased to support the chief's recommendations and thanked the many officers and their families in attendance for their continued support.

“I want to thank the families of the officers, you’re really the [unsung] heroes of this, because without your support, they can’t do what they do for us,” said Select Board member Shawn McDonald. “Not only are they out there protecting you, but they’re protecting [us] … You are their rock and you have our undying gratitude.”

The promotion from within left Morency’s lieutenant position open and created a chain of promotions in the department.

Morency’s position and one other lieutenant position opening were filled by Sergeant Joseph Rapoza and Sergeant Scott Stanton and Officer Paul O’Donnell was promoted to sergeant.