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Hail to the New Chief

InsideLowell has learned that Deputy Superintendent Greg Hudon will replace Barry Golner as the next Lowell Police Superintendent.

Golner had served as Interim Superintendent since the retirement of Kelly Richardson in March of 2022. He announced his retirement on March 7th of this year. Golner’s last day on the job is today.

Hudon was promoted to Interim Deputy Superintendent in May of 2022, filling the slot that opened upon Golner’s ascension to Chief. He began his nearly quarter century career with the LPD in June of 1998, after serving 10-months with UMass Lowell Police. Hudon holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New England College. He also attended the Senior Management Institute for Police.

In an InsideLowell podcast earlier this week, City Manager Tom Golden indicated he interviewed the three applicants for the job, all “internal candidates,” and anticipated naming a permanent chief upon Golner’s official retirement date of April 30th.

Hudon’s appointment will become official during a swearing in ceremony tomorrow morning at Lowell City Hall.

3 responses to “Hail to the New Chief”

  1. Colleen Bickford Soyden says:


  2. William Vaughan says:

    Congratulation on your selection of Superintendent

  3. Doug Taylor says:

    Congratulations Chief Hudon

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