Derry police plan to fill vacancy from within
After working 28 years for the Derry Police Department, Lt. Jon Twiss left and began serving earlier this month as Fremont’s chief. Fremont selectmen appointed Twiss last month to the part-time post that pays a salary of $53,000 a year.
“It is our plan to replace him,” Thomas said. “We have a process that will take place in September.”
Of the department’s five lieutenant positions, one is in administration, another in the detective division and three are in patrol, he said.The open position is in administration and is a Monday through Friday job, making it more attractive to sergeants who are working some weekend shifts, he added.The lieutenant job pays a salary of about $70,0000 a year.
It is a lot of money in a difficult economy, but those chosen for the position will earn every dollar, Thomas said.
“We make sure the officers earn it each day,” Thomas said. “The job is not like any other. They make split-second decisions that get evaluated by others for months, perhaps years.”