ASHLAND – Ashland Town Manager Michael Herbert announced today that Ashland Police Chief Vincent Alfano has decided to return back to retirement effective July 1.
“Two and a half years ago, I asked Vin to be interim Chief of the Ashland Police Department, anticipating that he would be someone who could keep the department running for a few months. Soon after, I realized that Vin was the Chief we needed on a more permanent basis for the next few years as the department transitioned and progress on the public safety building began to ramp up. He accepted that challenge and we have not looked back since,” wrote Herbert today, June 8.
“Chief Alfano’s leadership has been instrumental in navigating the challenges of the last couple of years, not the least of which being a global pandemic. Through these pressures he has been a big part of Ashland’s realization of a new public safety facility, which is no small feat in and of itself,” said Herbert.
“Additionally, one of Vin’s best traits is that he takes seriously neighborhood concerns and works personally with others to try to settle issues that may seem small in the grand scheme of things, but have a big impact on quality of life of the residents,” said Herbert.
“I will be forever grateful for Chief Alfano’s dedication, skills and advice during his tenure here. His attitude and enthusiasm for the job lifts the spirits of anyone who has worked for or with him. Please join me in expressing our appreciation to Vin and his wife Christine for their willingness to help us during such a transformational period and wish them the best on their (second) retirement,” said the Ashland Town Manager.