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MANCHESTER — The Manchester Police Department has announced two promotions within the department.

Chief Patrick Owens said Jesse Bravata has been promoted to sergeant and dispatcher Tom Best has been named the director of communications for the department replacing the Bob Mattison who retired about a year and a half ago.

Best has been with MPD since February 2017, but he has more than a dozen years of experience before that.

Best dispatched at the Vermont State Police in the Rutland Public Safety Answering Point from 2003 to 2015. He dispatched for Rutland and Bennington counties including two dozen fire, EMS and muncipal police departments…