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Not Tabbed For Florida Job, Chief Sheehan To Remain In Tewksbury

Aug 14, 2019 02:26PM

Police Chief Timothy Sheehan

PALM BAY, Fla. - Tewksbury Police Chief  Timothy Sheehan was edged out of the top cop post in Palm Bay, Fla. after Palm Bay's acting Police Chief Nelson Moya was named that city's permanent chief on Aug. 2,  according to Florida Today.
Sheehan, 55, was one of four finalists for the Florida job having been selected from a pool of 50 candidates from across the country including Moya, who has a long history on the Palm Bay Police Department and will replace Jim Rogers who retired in April, according to published reports.
While he lost out on the Florida post, last month the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health gave Sheehan its Law Enforcement Exemplary Leadership Award, which "recognizes someone in law enforcement whose exceptional leadership has supported training, program and policy development that has had a broad impact in their law enforcement agency and/or broader community the individual serves."
Sheehan, who has been on the Tewksbury Police Department since 1987 and was named chief in 2009, could not be reached for comment. 
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