Hanson: Police Chief resigns after a month long suspension

After a month of being on paid administrative leave, Hanson Police Chief Edward Savage has resigned.

“The Town and Police Chief Edward Savage have entered into an agreement under which he has resigned. Given his resignation, the Board will not proceed with dismissal proceedings. The Board believes that this resolution is in the best interest of the town. It closes a matter that could have resulted in protracted and costly litigation. Further, it allows the Board to take steps to improve the police department under new leadership,” says Town Administrator Rene Read

Hanson accepted Savage’s resignation on October 4th and the following day Arthur Parker, the interim police chief who’s been filling-in for Savage, joined the Hanson Police Department as the permanent chief. Parker previously worked as the Carver Police Chief before retiring in 2010.

The Hanson Town Administrator says that he’s unable to comment on why Savage was placed on administrative leave.

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