Local Officers Named Asst. Habormasters
More than two dozen local police officers were appointed as Asst. Harbormasters by the Board of Selectmen last week.
At their meeting at Abbot Hall Wednesday night, the Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a request from Police Chief Robert Picariello and Harbormaster Webb Russell to appoint more than 20 officers as assistant harbormasters.
"In an effort to clarify boating law enforcement we respectfully request that the board appoint all duly sworn officers of the Marblehead Police Department as assistant harbormasters," the request read.
The request may have been prompted by recent reports of groups partying near Brown's Island.
At 3:58 p.m. on July 4, police responded to several complaints from town residents regarding a loud party near the island. Complainants said they worried about littering, excessive noise and the safety of revelers.
The 29 officers named at Wednesday's meeting will be assistant harbormasters through May 2013.