Medfield Chief of Police, Robert Meaney, told the Board of Selectmen last night that he will be retiring in August. Chief Meaney counseled selectmen that with Deputy Chief John Wilhelmi already in place there should be no loss of continuity or need, in his opinion, to appoint an interim chief.
The selectmen reconstituted the committee that just finished the search for the new Medfield Fire Department Chief, leading to the hiring of Chief Carrico, to lead the town search to find a new police chief. The town will also employ the same search consultant firm it has in the past, so that it was projected that a replacement chief will be hired this fall.
Under state statutes, Chief Meaney faced mandatory retirement in July 2019 at age 65.