April 10, 2020

Seekonk Police Chief Search May Conclude in April

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Town Administrator Shawn Cadime said the candidates for Police and Fire Chief would be presented to the Board of Selectmen sometime in late March or April.  The town has retained the services of a recruitment firm to screen candidates for the two positions.  The firm will review resumes, conduct a job task analysis, and will develop questions for candidates and assessment exercises.

Adam Petronio, a candidate for selectman in the April town election, asked the Board about the police chief search on Wednesday. The town charter stipulates that the town administrator present a candidate to the board of selectmen for approval. “Let’s be cautiously optimistic, let the process play out,” Cadime said to Petronio. “Let’s trust the process.”  Cadime vowed to present a candidate to the selectmen who “is a good fit for the community and for our executive team.”

Members of the police department voiced their support of interim Chief David Enos at the January 22 selectmen meeting.  Enos was appointed to serve as Chief following the retirement of Frank John last July.

John had been placed on administrative leave in March 2019 after being in the position for six months. Enos had served as Deputy Chief.

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