Seekonk Police Chief Recommends Successor

Ronald Charron will retire in March.

If it were up to Seekonk Police Chief Ronald Charron, his second-in-command Capt. Craig Mace would replace him in March when he retires. Charron made this recommendation to the Board of Selectmen at the Wednesday night meeting.

Town Administrator Pam Nolan said she supported the recommendation. The board discussed the matter during an executive session that followed the public portion of the meeting.

"There's absolutely no reason why we should go outside of the department," Charron told Seekonk Patch after the meeting. "[Mace] is my left-hand and right-hand man. He's eminently qualified. He's intelligent and has integrity. He's been involved in running this department for seven years."

Charron, who joined the department in 1981 and has served as chief since 2006, notified Nolan about his plan to retire last month. It was first reported by  The Sun Chronicle  last week. His last day on the job will be March 15. The board accepted Charron's request Wednesday to keep him on the force as a "special police officer."

"I'm not retiring for any particular reason except that I have reached the age and I have the years in," Charron said. "There is no hidden reason."

Emcee of Seekonk January 10, 2013 at 01:47 PM
I hope the BOS does the right thing and allows promotion from within. It's great for morale within the ranks and it allows the continuation of a well-run department. All Seekonk will need to replace is a patrolman and not a chief. Who needs a chief from Johnston or some other far-flung place. Let's not put ourselves through that misery again.
Ginger Denneny January 10, 2013 at 02:07 PM
If we are happy with Ron Charron's performance than his recommendation goes a long way with me. Don't complicate things.
Jeb January 11, 2013 at 03:47 AM
Capt.Craig Mace is a good choice for the department,he has come up through the ranks and what better training is that! Good luck old friend .Jeb


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