WENHAM – Chairman of the Board of Selectmen Catherine Harrison, Town Administrator Peter Lombardi and Police Chief Thomas C. Perkins report that earlier today, Wenham Police Officers Shane M. Kavanagh and William J. Carney voluntarily resigned from their positions effective immediately.
These resignations come as a result of an internal investigation initiated by the Town of Wenham in response to allegations that were raised regarding the conduct of these two employees unrelated to their official capacities.
During the Board of Selectmen’s Executive Session this afternoon, the Board voted to execute individual separation agreements with each officer. These agreements do not confer any additional wages or benefits to either officer other than those benefits previously earned under their collective bargaining agreement and consistent with the Town’s personnel policies.
“The Board of Selectmen places a high value on the integrity of all of its police officers,” Chairman Harrison said. “We appreciate the continued leadership of Chief Perkins and the cooperation of the police union in these matters.”