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WAYLAND – The Town of Wayland’s Police Chief is on leave.

Lt. Ed Burman, who transferred from Ashland to Wayland in March, is now the acting Police Chief.

“Chief Gibbons is on leave and Lt. Burman is temporarily serving as Acting Chief.  I have no further comment,” said Acting Town Administrator Stephen Crane to SOURCE media this morning, April 1.

Lt. Burman was appointed the acting Police Chief yesterday, March 31.

In December 2021, former Wayland Administrator Louise Miller announced Sean Gibbons to be the Town Wayland’s next chief.

Miller has since left Wayland and is the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Framingham.

Chief Gibbons started his career in public safety in 1994 with the Los Angeles Police Department before relocating to the Sturbridge Police Department and then eventually joining the Wayland Police Department in 2002. While in Wayland, he has held various roles including Sergeant, Training Sergeant, Administrative Sergeant, Lieutenant and, since November 2020, Acting Chief of Police.  

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Burman, an Ashland resident, transferred to Wayland from the Ashland Police Department in March 2022.

He had served in the Town of Ashland for more than 9 years, with his highest rank as Sergeant since April of 2014. He was the COVID-19 point person for the Town during the pandemic.

Prior to Ashland, he was a police officer in the Town of Framingham for 14 years, before it became a City.

Acting Chief Burman is a registered nurse, and has been working at MetroWest Medical Center since 1993, almost 3 decades.

A Keefe Technical High graduate, he hold a Bachelor’s degree from Emerson College.

Acting Chief Burman is chair of the Keefe Technical School Committee.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.