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Russ Jenkins rises to Braintree police chief

Braintree’s deputy police chief, Russ Jenkins, was elevated to police chief on Wednesday after an intensive process that lasted a little under two months.

Jenkins, who joined the Braintree Police Department in 1983 as a general officer and became deputy chief in 2004, beat out 21 other applicants for the job who provided some stiff competition, Mayor Joseph Sullivan said during a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

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