Rangeley expected to interview candidates for interim police chief

Mar. 12—RANGELEY — The town is ready to interview two candidates for interim police chief after applications were due Friday, according to Town Manager Joe Roach.

Three applications were received for interim police chief, but one of the applicants withdrew, Roach said Tuesday.

Former police Chief Russell French, a veteran police officer, resigned Feb. 13. He had worked for the town since January 2016.

Sgt. Jared Austin is the only full-time officer in the department.

"We'll schedule interviews" for the applicants, Roach said.

There will be an interview panel to help make a selection.

In February, Roach said the Budget Committee and the Select Board were reviewing coverage options but it has not been discussed recently, he said.

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