News Release Issued by Mayor Thomas Menino\’s Press Office

Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced that Albert Goslin, Superintendent of the Bureau of Internal Investigations, will be the Superintendent-in-Chief of the department. Lt. Det. Daniel Linskey, currently the head of Bureau of Special Services, will become the department’s chief-of-staff. The two appointments will help maintain stability within the department as it gears up for the summer months.“Al Goslin is a proven leader within the department,” Mayor Menino said. “Having served as a patrol officer, sergeant and captain in Area B-2 Roxbury, and most recently, on the command staff, he has the right experience to help the department right now.”
Goslin, age 63, brings to his position a distinguished 38-year career within the department. Since April 2004, he has served as the Superintendent of the Bureau of Internal Investigations. In November 1998, Goslin became captain in Area B-2, a post that brought him in close contact with religious leaders, community activists and business owners as the neighborhood worked to reduce crime.
Linskey, age 39, is a three-time winner of the department’s Medal of Honor and a recipient of the state’s highest honor for police officers – the Hanna Medal of Valor. A Marine Corps veteran of the Gulf War, Linskey headed up the Drug Control unit in Area B-2, which was credited with executing more than 600 search warrants. He personally has been involved in the arrests of more than 3,000 individuals involved with drug and weapons crimes.
“I am proud that Daniel Linskey is becoming the department’s chief-of-staff,” said Mayor Menino. “Linskey has a tremendous record of heroism and service on the job. He has a track record of getting the job done – whether it’s on the street fighting crime or, more recently, overseeing the Bureau of Special Services.”

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