RIPR News
7:48 am
Tue October 18, 2011

Esserman trying to land CT chief job

PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence Police Chief Dean Esserman has his eyes on Connecticut as he searches for his next chief's job. The New Haven register says he will be named that city's next chief. And the mayor's office in Hartford Connecticut says Esserman has sent an unsolicited resume for the police chief's job that has not yet been posted.

The New Haven Register reports that the announcement will be made Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Hartford Police Chief Daryl Roberts has announced his retirement effective at the end of the year, and the city is launching a nation-wide search for a replacement. City officials say they are just now drafting the job posting and that nobody is being considered at this point.

Esserman left the Providence Police department back in June following a party at his house where there was underage drinking. In addition, his temper created a rocky relationship with rank and file officers.

Before coming to Providence in 2003, Esserman was chief of the Stamford, CT police department. He is currently teaching classes at Roger Williams University.

Esserman did not return calls for this story.

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