August 21, 2019

Seekonk Selectmen Name David Enos Interim Police Chief

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The Board of Selectmen have appointed Deputy Police Chief David Enos to serve as Police Chief on an interim basis. The decision was made at the board’s Wednesday meeting.

The town had launched 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.

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. “(Enos) has been with the department a number of years and has always done an excellent job,” said selectman Nelson Almeida. “This Deputy Chief deserves to be our next Chief.”

“You’ve been doing a great job and we’re happy to have you,” selectmen chairman David Andrade said to Enos. Town administrator Shawn Cadime praised Enos for being in charge of the police department for the last 6 months. “He’s done a phenomenal job,” Cadime added.

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