Board of Selectmen Minutes 03/23/2017

Town of Otis
New Applicant Interviews
for Part-Time Police Officer
March 23, 2017

Present: Chairwoman and Police Chief Roberta Sarnacki, Selectman Donald Hawley, Selectman Bill Hiller, Sergeant Dan Hamill, and Officer Chip Whiting

Interviewees: Kevin Conboy, Frank “Chris” Bernacki, Sheila Wilkinson, Miguel Santana

This meeting was called to order at 5:45 pm and it was announced the meeting was being recorded.

The interviews were conducted with each interviewee and all were aware this was part-time on an as needed basis, with no prescheduled hours, and access to doing road details. Roberta participated as the Police Chief. Dan presented a scenario to each interviewee to gauge their responses. He also asked for their definition of discretion. Chip asked some questions as well to gauge the applicants “thinking on their feet” abilities. Not all applicants have completed Academy training.

Post Interview Discussion: Both Selectmen, Sergeant Hamill and Officer Whiting were in complete agreement for the top two candidates. Police Chief Sarnacki abstained from the vote. An offer will be extended to one of these candidates upon completion of background investigations.

Meeting adjourned at 7:20 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Lisa D’Orazio
Selectmen’s secretary
Town of Otis
List of Documents
Applicants’ resumes will be kept on file.