Less than 2 weeks after Chief Timothy Bent of the Webster Police Department announced his retirement date, we now know who his successor will be.
In what is being called “an unprecedented, strong move for the Town and Police Department, Town Administrator Willardson has promoted a new Command Staff.”
Deputy Chief Mike Shaw, who has been with the Webster Police Department since 1997, has been appointed to the Chief’s position. This leaves leaving Lieutenant Tobby Wheeler being promoted as the new Deputy Chief, and Gordon Wentworth Jr. has been named the department’s new Lieutenant. These 3 promotions will take effect on January 13th, 2019, the morning after Chief Bent’s retirement becomes official..
In a post on Facebook, Town Administrator Doug Willardson said, “I feel strongly that this group of individuals has the skills, abilities and desire to strengthen our police department and make our community a better and safer place.”
The post continued, “Chief Shaw has demonstrated a commitment to improving Webster through community engagement, proven law enforcement tactics, and innovative policing strategies. His experience in many aspects of law enforcement has prepared him well to move the Webster Police Department forward.”
Congratulations to Chief Shaw, and the rest of the department. Thank you for keeping Webster a safe place to live and work.
In an unprecedented, strong move for the Town and Police Department, Town Administrator Willardson has promoted a new…