CT Chiefs (Waterford Town Clerk)

Rachel M. Baird filed this request with the Waterford Town Clerk of Waterford, CT.
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From: Rachel M. Baird

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

(1) Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, any and all records concerning hearings regarding the dismissal of any police chief conducted pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes, 7-278 since October 1, 1983.
(2) Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, any and all agreements and/or contracts regarding the employment of any police chief since October 1, 1983.

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. ยง 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at MuckRock.com.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 4 business days, as the statute requires.


Rachel M. Baird



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From: Waterford Town Clerk

June 28, 2021

RE: Freedom of Information Request dated June 28, 2021
Dear Ms. Baird,
On behalf of Town of Waterford, this letter is to acknowledge receipt of your emailed request dated June 28, 2021 pertaining to Police Chief Contracts. The Town is researching your request to ascertain the amount of copies that will be required and I will also determine if any of the materials you have requested are privileged or exempt from the FOIA Act. I will get back to you as soon as I have satisfactorily researched this request.

David Campo, CCTC
Waterford Town Clerk

Cc: Robert Avena, Town Attorney
Brett Mahoney, Chief of Police


Ms. Baird -

Pursuant to your FOIA request of 06/28/2021, which was answered previously by the Town of Waterford's Town Clerk;

After checking the aforementioned Town Clerk and Human Resources Department, the following was found. The Town of Waterford, Connecticut has employed three police chiefs since 1983, William McGuire, Murray Pendleton, and currently me, Brett Mahoney. Chiefs McGuire and Pendleton were hired without a contract with the town. The contract that I operate under is attached here.

Neither Chief McGuire nor Chief Pendleton were dismissed, they both retired in good stead with the Town of Waterford.

Should you need further information please let me know.

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