City of Adams Posts Chief's Job

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATED: Tue 4:47 PM, Jul 02, 2013

The Adams Mayor says Police Chief Todd Hanson's retirement was effective on June 11.

Mayor JanAlyn Baumgartner Chief Hanson signed a separation agreement in mid-February and was no longer paid by the city after that.

The Mayor says they hope to all have applications in by the end of the month and plan to have a new chief by mid-September.

ORIGINAL STORY: Tue 3:31 PM, Jul 02, 2013

The City of Adams will move forward with plans to hire a new police chief according to minutes from Monday night's City Council meeting. Police Chief Todd Hanson was placed on paid administrative leave in January.

According to the meeting minutes, Mayor Baumgartner confirmed that Chief Hanson is on Administrative Leave pending a personnel investigation. She did not elaborate on the circumstances, and asked to not speculate what is going on.

According to WRJC Radio, Chief Hanson’s paid administrative leave turned into a leave of absence in effect until June 11th, 2013.

Mayor Baumgartner did accept a retirement request from the Chief of Police for a year from now, according to the minutes.

NewsChannel 7 has placed a call to the mayor's office to clarify if the leave is paid or unpaid. As of 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday the call had not been returned.

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