Wareham Police announce 2 promotions, 2 full-time hires

Aug 11, 2018
Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department From left Sgt. Steven Soqui, Officer Kyle Gomes, Officer Justin Silveira, and Lt. Walter Correia.

Wareham Police announced that two department members have received promotions and two special officers have been hired as full-time officers.

Sgt. Walter Correia has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant, and he will command the administrative division of the police department. Correia is a longtime member of the department who was hired in 1994. He has served as a patrol officer and detective, before being promoted to sergeant in 2010.

“Lt. Correia is highly respected by not only the members of this police department, but by the public as well. From the very start of his career he has always gone above and beyond, proving to be a very dedicated police officer,” said Acting Chief John Walcek said. “This is a well -deserved promotion.”

Patrol Officer Steven Soqui has been promoted to the rank of sergeant. Soqui transferred from the Acushnet Police Department in 2015. He served as a patrol officer in Acushnet since 2006.

“Sgt. Soqui has proven to be an excellent addition to the Wareham Police Department and we look forward to his service as a patrol supervisor,” said Walcek.

Special Officer Kyle Gomes has been hired as a full-time officer. Gomes is a lifelong Wareham resident and 2014 graduate of Wareham High School. He has served as special officer since 2017, and is working toward a bachelor’s degree at Bridgewater State University.

Special Officer Justin Silveira has been hired as full-time police officer. Silveira is also a lifelong Wareham resident, graduating from Wareham High School in 2010. He has a bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State University and served as a special officer since 2015.

“Both Kyle and Justin come from well- respected Wareham families, and we are very pleased to have them added to the roster of the Wareham Police Department,” said Walcek.





Comments (6)
Posted by: Society for Suppression of Noise | Aug 11, 2018 20:06

Way to go, young fellas!

Posted by: yourmonkeysuncle | Aug 12, 2018 06:48

well done Chief Walcek. Onward for a safer and more secure Wareham.


Posted by: Steve Holmes | Aug 12, 2018 07:55

Congratulations to all. I know Walter well, and remember dealing with him quite often when I was a Selectman, he is a man of great integrity and dedication to the Department and to the Town. We are fortunate to have officers of this caliber. Keep up the great work you all are doing.

Posted by: WWareham resident | Aug 12, 2018 11:03

Congratulations to you all and Thank You for watching over this town, it's no easy task.


I am a little surprised now, full time Officer Gomes was hired full time before receiving his degree. Nothing negative meant, so please take no offense, I just assumed that a degree was a requirement for all Police Departments?


Either way congratulations again to you all.

Posted by: totellthetruth | Aug 12, 2018 20:15

One big dissappointment!   The term "acting" still prefaces CHIEF John Walceks name.

Posted by: Steve Holmes | Aug 13, 2018 07:36

WW as long as you are actively enrolled that meets the requirements. I agree that John should be made permanent. On another note, we are very fortunate to have young people joining and serving on our Police Force. They will serve this Town for many years to come. Locking in John as the permanent Chief will take any doubt out of the future, and help us to continue to attract this great young talent.

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