Chief announced that Richard Peschek has been promoted to deputy chief.
Peschek, who previously served as a sergeant, takes over a position last held by .
Dupre, who was 54, retired July 7 and after a year-long battle with cancer.
Peschek is a 31-year veteran of the department and also worked as a patrol officer, traffic supervisor, patrol corporal, patrol sergeant and sergeant of administration.
He will now have direct command of the patrol division, community policing unit and criminal investigation division. The promotion was effective July 27.
Matrangola said the town is in the hiring process for another officer.