Norwich selects new police chief

Sgt. Jennifer Frank

NORWICH, Vt. (WCAX) The town of Norwich has picked its next police chief.

Town officials say Sgt. Jennifer Frank will be promoted to take over for long-time Chief Doug Robinson, who recently announced his retirement set for mid-April.

Robinson is a 17 year veteran on the Norwich force.

"While Chief Robinson's retirement will result in a tremendous loss to the community, I'm excited to usher in the next era of quality law enforcement and community engagement with the appointment of Sgt. Frank to Chief in mid-April," Town Manager Herb Durfee said in a statement.

Officials say Sgt. Frank holds a B.A. in political science, a master's in Education, and a Ph.D in Education. Before coming to Norwich, she's served as a detective/school resource officer, special investigator for crimes against women, an interim emergency planning director, and a social studies teacher.