RINDGE — After more than 20 years in law enforcement and just over a year as the town’s police chief, Frank Morrill announced his retirement Thursday.
In a statement Friday the Select Board said they “reluctantly accepted the unanticipated resignation.”
“Chief Morrill has informed the Board of Selectmen of his decision to retire effective May 1, 2014. The Board wishes him well in his retirement and thanks him for his service,” the Select Board said in a statement.
In his resignation letter to the Select Board on Thursday, Morrill said other demands and interests of a personal nature were the reason for his retirement, according to Selectwoman Roberta Oeser.
Morrill, 49, started his police career as a patrol officer in Peterborough in 1991. He was hired by the town of Rindge to be a police sergeant nine years ago.
In April 2012, after almost nine years as Rindge Police Chief, Michael Sielicki gave his resignation.
Sielicki left to become police chief of Kensington, a small rural community in Rockingham County.
Sielicki recommended Morrill for the post when he left. After a nationwide search, the Select Board promoted Morrill to chief.