Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Weathersfield Police Chief Accepts US Marshals Position

Press Release: 4-1-2014 (NOT AN APRIL FOOLS)

Weathersfield Police Chief Accepts US Marshals Position

Weathersfield Town Manager Jim Mullen said that he has reluctantly accepted the resignation of Weathersfield Police Chief William Davies.

Chief Davies has accepted a job with the U.S. Marshals Service protecting federal courthouses. His last day of work for Weathersfield will be Monday, April 7th. He was appointed Police Chief in March 2013 following the retirement of Chief Richard Brown.

“Chief Davies’ 38 years experience as a police officer has been invaluable in setting the foundations for a modern police department,” Mullen said. “He knows how to patrol a community in a way that maximizes the effectiveness of the patrols. His work with his officers, the public, and other departments is outstanding. We will miss him.”

Mullen said that he has just begun to advertise for a new Chief and will be asking the Select Board to appoint a Police Chief Candidate Review Committee to assist in the selection process.

Chief Davies said that he feels that “His time was well spent and that the Police Department is moving in a very positive direction. We have been able to attract a good crew of officers and have the support of the community. We have received grants for mobile data units and new radios in the cruisers. It was not an easy decision for me to accept a position with the Marshals Service but it is a job I have always wanted to do. I enjoyed getting to know the Town and am happy that I was able to protect and serve the citizens of Weathersfield.”

Mullen said that Jonathan Norton will be Officer in Charge during the interim period. Since January 1, the department has responded to and investigated a total of 339 complaints.

1 comment:

  1. This is such a loss for Weathersfield! Thank you, Chief Davies for such dedication, long hours, and devotion to Weathersfield. Your service was appreciated. It was an honor and a pleasure working with you. I will miss you. Best of luck.