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Ansonia Police Chief to retire in February

December 28, 2018

ANSONIA-Police Chief Kevin Hale, a lifelong resident of the city and brother of former State Sen. Gary Hale has announced he will be retiring in February after serving as police chief for 18 years.

“It has been a privilege to serve as an Ansonia police officer for the past 29 years and an absolute honor to serve as the chief for the last 18,” Hale said in an emailed statement released late Friday. He said he is leaving to pursue a job in the private sector.

Hale’s departure comes at a time when the city has just started the process of renovating the former Farrel corporate headquarters on Main Street into a new police station. The renovation project is expected to go out to bid in early 2019 with the hopes the department could move there in the summer.

Currently the police department is located in the cramped 122-year-old former Larkin School on Elm Street which has very little parking.

Hale’s retirement will take effect Feb. 15. It was not immediately know who would replace him on an interim basis and what the process for hiring a new chief would be.

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