Winslow police chief resigns

Posted Feb. 04, 2014, at 10:45 a.m.

WINSLOW, Maine — The town of Winslow is looking for a new police chief.

Jeff Felanson, who had served as the town’s chief since 2009, resigned from the post effective Saturday, according to Town Manager Mike Heavener.

Felanson, who could not be reached for comment, had been with the department for 12 years, according to Heavener.

The town manager said Felanson, who was paid an annual salary of $58,385, plans on pursuing other interests.

Heavener will serve as the interim police chief until a permanent chief can be hired.

“I will be working with the lieutenant [Josh Veilleux] and the sergeant [Haley Fleming],” Heavener said Tuesday.

Heavener said Felanson was a well-liked person and will be greatly missed.

He added the town doesn’t have a time frame as to when the position will be filled.

“I’m going to be meeting with the town council next Monday,” said Heavener, who added the council will weigh in on a selection process.

Heavener said Felanson’s resignation did not come as a surprise.

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