Wiscasset Police Chief Troy Cline outside the station Tuesday, March 8. Cline is leaving the department to accept a position as police chief in his hometown of Buxton. Credit: Charlotte Boynton | Lincoln County News

WISCASSET, Maine — Wiscasset Police Chief Troy Cline will resign effective March 25, and will accept the position of police chief in the town of Buxton, his hometown.

During a brief interview with Cline Tuesday morning, he said it will be hard to leave Wiscasset because he has thoroughly enjoyed the relationships he has developed while serving as chief.

Cline has been Wiscasset’s police chief for the past four and a half years. In his letter of resignation, dated March 7, he said he had worked hard to bring the police department up to modern policing practices and standards.

“I want to thank the board of selectmen, Town Manager Marian Anderson, department heads, and all town employees for their support and assistance with the police department and its mission,” Cline said in his letter of resignation. “I would especially like to thank the citizens of Wiscasset for their trust and confidence in me and the police department.”

The town has also received a resignation letter from Wiscasset School Resource Officer Thomas Hoepner, dated March 7. Hoepner did not offer an explanation for his resignation or say when he would depart.