Fitchburg selects new police chiefAP , Associated Press
Mar. 11, 2014 8:59 AM ET
FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — Fitchburg's mayor has selected a candidate with federal law enforcement experience to be the city's new police chief.
Mayor Lisa Wong announced Monday that Scott Heagney will succeed outgoing Chief Robert DeMoura, pending city council approval.
Heagney is currently resident agent-in-charge of the Rochester, N.Y., office for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The Sentinel & Enterprise (http://bit.ly/1ivgUy3 ) reports that Heagney grew up in Attleboro and began his career in Franklin. His brother is the chief of police in his home town.
He has an extensive background in intelligence, counterterrorism and public safety.
The council is scheduled to meet March 18. Wong says the city will start contract negotiations with Heagney in the hopes that he can start early next month.
Information from: Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg, Mass.), http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com