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Fryeburg Police Chief Resigns

FRYEBURG (WGME) -- Fryeburg's Police Chief has resigned after six years with the department.  Fryeburg Town Manager Sharon Jackson says Phil Weymouth was placed on paid administrative leave on April 17th and on Monday April 28th he resigned.  

On Wednesday, Jackson wouldn't go into the details of Weymouth's administrative leave. Former Detective Sergeant Joshua Potvin was appointed Acting Police Chief.

"Basically it's business as usual for Fryeburg Police Department," said Potvin. "There are some projects I'm working on but as of right now I want to just make for a smooth transition for the employees and the citizens of Fryeburg.

CBS 13 stopped by Weymouth's home on Wednesday.  He says he was placed on leave and then resigned as part of his plans for retirement.

"After 31 years with law enforcement I'm ready to retire," said Weymouth.

The former chief says he is recommending Potvin remain as chief of Fryeburg's Police Department.  The ultimate decision will be made by Fryeburg's town manager and selectmen.