Mayor Linda Tyer is looking to remove the word "acting" from Police Chief Michael Wynn's title.
The mayor is asking the City Council to as chief, a role he has been serving for a decade under an acting provision. Wynn had been promoted to administrative captain in 2007, essentially managing the department. In 2009, he was appointed "acting chief of police" and has served in that role since.
The state has denied a waiver to allow Michael Wynn to be appointed as chief of Police.
Wynn has been serving as chief in acting capacity since 2009, being appointed to the position by former Mayor James Ruberto. Earlier this year, Mayor Linda Tyer sought a waiver from the Civil Service requirements to make Wynn the chief on a more permanent basis.
Mayor Linda Tyer says she is "correcting an injustice" by appointing Police Chief Michael Wynn to the job on a more permanent basis.
Wynn has been serving under the "acting" capacity for the last nine years when appointed as such by former Mayor James Ruberto. Now, Tyer is looking to use a provision within the Civil Service Commission to officially give Wynn the title.
Town Manager Paul Sieloff couldn't be happier with the performance of the police chief in his first year.
The Board of Selectmen authorized a 2.5 percent raise for Chief Timothy Sorrell Monday after Sieloff's exceptional review. As part of his contract, Sorrell will be reviewed annually and pay raises will be based on performance.
Police Chief Robert M. Eaton Jr. is leaving the town after two years for a position in northeastern Massachusetts.
In an statement released on Wednesday, Eaton said he has been offered a similar post in Townsend in Middlesex County.