New Seekonk Police Chief Search
The town will be launching a search for a new Police Chief, following the retirement of Frank John on July 31.
John had been on the job for only six months when he was placed on administrative leave in early March and an investigation of an unspecified situation was conducted by town officials.
Deputy Police Chief David Enos, a former lieutenant who was appointed by John to that new position in February, has been overseeing the police department in John's absence.
Selectmen said they would prefer to see John succeeded by a member of the department, instead of an outsider. Town administrator Shawn Cadime said the position would be posted internally and externally.
"We do have a good deputy in place," selectman Nelson Almeida said Wednesday, adding Enos had "served respectfully and earned his ranks."
"I believe our deputy chief is doing a fine job," said selectman Chris Zorra.
Selectmen had approved a separation agreement with John, who will be on sick leave until his departure.