February 27, 2020

Seekonk Fire and Police Chief Search Update

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The town is continuing its search for a new Police Chief and Fire Chief. Town Administrator Shawn Cadime said Wednesday the deadline to submit applications for Fire Chief is January 31, while the deadline for applications for Police Chief is February 14.

Selectmen had appointed Deputy Police Chief David Enos to serve as Chief on an interim basis following the retirement of Frank John last July.

Last October, Selectmen rejected the appointment of Walpole resident Christopher MacKenzie as the new Police Chief. The vote was 2 in favor and 3 opposed. Selectmen Chairman David Andrade and Justin Sullivan voted yes and David Viera, Nelson Almeida, and Chris Zorra voted no.

Fire Chief Michael Healy retired last April. Healy had served as Chief since his appointment in September 2014.

Frederick MacDonald, a veteran firefighter from East Providence, was offered the position by the Board of Selectmen. MacDonald later withdrew after contract negotiations broke down.

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