Gov. Baker names Kerry Gilpin new Mass. State Police Superintendent

By: Dalton Main

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BOSTON - Kerry Gilpin has been named as the new Superintendent of Massachusetts State Police just days after the retirement of Col. Rick McKeon. 

Col. Gilpin is a 23-year veteran of the State Police and has served as Deputy Division Commander of Standards and Training. 

“It is the mission of the Massachusetts State Police to keep the Commonwealth safe and I have the utmost confidence that Colonel Gilpin will excel as the leader of our tremendous police force,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Colonel Gilpin brings decades of experience and knowledge to her post, with a deep understanding of the state police force at every level. I thank Colonel Gilpin for her dedication and willingness to serve the Commonwealth in this important position, and look forward to working with her to protect our communities.” 

Gilpin's appointment comes shortly after McKeon retired amid controversy surrounding an alleged conspiracy to adjust an arrest report concerning a Worcester judge's daughter. 

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Col. Gilpin joined the Mass. State Police after graduating from the academy in 1994. She has served in a number of roles in her time with MSP, but most recently was promoted to Major in 2016. 

She is a resident of Hampden, Massachusetts and holds a degree in Criminal Justice from Western New England College. 

Gilpin has been part of a previous Boston 25 News story, speaking to New England's Unsolved about her sister's murder. 

Boston 25 News reached out to the Worcester District Attorney's office for a comment about the investigation into the altered reports and was given the following statement:

“The DA won’t be discussing the matter while it is being reviewed by the AG’s office and under litigation.”

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