Police chief search rebooted

Selectmen voted unanimously last week to restart the search for a new police chief, saying the one initiated by Acting Town Manager Michael Milanoski was insufficiently advertised and poorly designed. The board also voted to have the executive director of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association come to Cohasset on Tuesday to “explain the correct process to conduct a police chief search.” Selectman Fred Koed made the motion, saying “it is time to pull the plug on this ‘search’ before any more harm comes to the reputation of this great community.” He complained that the search wasn’t publicly advertised, was too brief, and the qualifications inadequate. Nine people – including Acting Police Chief William Quigley – applied last week for the job, which opened after former chief Mark DeLuca was suspended last spring and ultimately dismissed.