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 Chief Chris Habekost

Chris was raised on Martha’s Vineyard and has lived here since 1973. Chris previously worked for the Edgartown and West Tisbury Police Departments and started as a Special Police Officer in Tisbury in 1998. Chris was selected as a full-time recruit officer in July of 2003 and subsequently graduated from the Weymouth regional police academy in March of 2004. Chris was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2012 and then interim Chief in July of 2021. Chris lives in Edgartown with his wife Marcela and their three children, one of whom has special needs. Chris is active with his family’s lifestyle and activities and enjoys spending time on home improvement and classic truck restoration.