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Fremont’s new police chief is ready for a challenge
Selectmen chairman Greta St. Germain said the board’s vote last week followed a conditional offer made about two weeks ago.
While the appointment is effective Thursday, Twiss won’t officially start work until Aug. 12.
As a part-time chief, Twiss will work 32 hours a week and earn $53,000 a year, St. Germain said.
“I think police work is police work no matter where you work. In my experience, I think at the smaller police departments the officers work more closely together,” said Twiss, who lives in Derry and was promoted to a sergeant in Derry in 2000 and lieutenant in 2007.
Among other things, selectmen claimed that Janvrin was physically unstable, confrontational, and failed to observe established procedures and protocols.
Janvrin later sued the town for wrongful termination. Both sides settled the case in June, but the terms of the agreement and any payment that may have been made to Janvrin have not been made public.
Twiss is aware of the upheaval within the department after Janvrin was removed.
The town formed a police chief search committee in April to help selectmen find a new chief. The committee was composed of Fremont residents, including a retired law enforcement officer, as well as two area police chiefs.
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