October 25 2020

Selectmen Debate New Police Recruit Policy

The Board of Selectmen met Monday evening and one item on the agenda caused a little debate between selectman Mike Runyan and Police Chief Michael Kent. Kent proposed a new hiring policy for new officers now that the town is moving away from the State Civil Service program.


The Board voted 4-1 to approve the new policy with Runyan casting the “no” vote.


Chief Kent told BNEWS in an interview that the police department is currently looking to hire new officers and will have a hiring test on Nov 1. The new recruits are needed to fill five vacancies in the department. 

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