Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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March 3, 2013

Keefe appointed by town manager

Pattullo pension details to be worked out

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Keefe is also a police department accreditation assessor for the state, where he is responsible for visiting other departments and ensuring policies, procedures, rules and regulations are in compliance with state guidelines, according to Stapczynski.

"It's great to go into other departments and see how they handle business," he told selectmen. "You can take what you believe is a good idea and avoid what's bad. It kind of opens your eyes to different things, different solutions to problems."

His salary as chief is still being negotiated, according to Stapczynski.

CHIEF HAS 'MIXED FEELINGS' ON RETIRING

Pattullo will retire with a $169,600 salary, after receiving an increase from his prior pay for giving the town a year's notice of his retirement, according to Stapczynski.

So long as he serves the rest of his time without extended leave caused by a serious injury or illness, Pattullo will retire with over 120 unused sick days, of which he will be able paid for the maximum 120 days allowed by the law, Stapczynski said.

He also has enough vacation time now to take seven weeks and four days off , and he has scheduled a week off in the coming months, he said. In July, after he passes his anniversary from when he was hired in 1981, he will earn another six weeks of vacation.

The town will pay for any portion of that remaining when he retires, according to Stapczynski.

Under the pension system Pattullo can only start collecting his full pension when he is 55 or older and when he has racked up 32 years of service to the town — both of which will happen by the end of July, he said.

The terms of his pension aren't yet known, Stapczynski said. But while he collects it, he will e working full time as the chief operating officer of a Boston-based security firm that he declined to name.

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