Police Chief Search Next Steps as of October 16, 2023 - Response to the Media

"The process to select the Town’s new police chief is in fact, not concluded. There are still outstanding steps that have not been completed yet, such as the Town Charter-required 15-day notification of a pending department head appointment to the Select Board, the requisite background check, the employment medical exam, the employment contract. Until those are final, I can neither confirm nor deny whether or not a candidate has been extended an offer; or, accepted an offer. The credibility of the established process is compromised if a name is confirmed prior to process completion. Especially, if something were to change. That is why we do not announce any confirmations until the process is complete. When the process is complete, we will issue a statement."

Town Manager Libby Gibson