The Department of Public Safety is pleased to announce several recent changes and additions to the Department's staff.

Ralph Cirelli was recently appointed to the newly created position of Manager of State Building Inspectors. Ralph most recently served as a Local Building Inspector in the City of Brockton and will be based out of the Boston DPS office in his new role.

Ed Kawa was recently appointed to the newly created position of Manager of Engineering Inspectors. Ed was previously a District Engineering Inspector with the Department and will be based out of the Boston DPS office.

Paul DiChiara was recently appointed as a State Building Inspector. Paul most recently served as the Inspector of Buildings and Zoning Enforcement Officer for the Town of North Attleboro. He will be based out of the Boston DPS office.

John Bennett was recently appointed as a State Building Inspector. Prior to joining the DPS, John served as a Code Enforcement Officer in the City of Somersworth, New Hampshire and, prior to that position, served as the Local Building Inspector for the City of Chelsea. John will be based out of the Tewksbury DPS office.

John Jarvis was also recently appointed as a State Building Inspector. John, who is a Certified Welding Inspector, brings extensive experience to the Department after working for various construction and contracting companies since 1999. He will be based out of the Boston DPS office.

Finally, the Department welcomes the addition of Joanne Shea, who has been hired as an accountant and joins the Department's fiscal team. Prior to joining DPS, Joanne most recently served as a Fiscal Specialist in the Executive Office of Public Safety's Program Division. Joanne will be based out of the Boston DPS office.

All six of these individuals bring outstanding experience in their respective fields to their roles at the Department. We are pleased to welcome them.