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Letter of Recommendation to Terminate Newtown Police Chief Issued

A letter of recommendation to terminate Newtown Township Police Chief Dennis Anderson was sent out last week, according to Township Manager Mike Trio.

NEWTOWN SQUARE– Supervisors Chairman Joe Catania confirmed through email on Sunday that an additional disciplinary letter has been issued to Chief Dennis Anderson after further investigation made by Township Manager Mike Trio.

Trio informed Marple Newtown Patch on Monday that the disciplinary letter was a recommendation for termination. However, Trio explained that Anderson cannot be terminated until the Board of Supervisors take action on the recommendation.

According to Trio, the letter was sent out late last week. Anderson was suspended from May 22 to June 22 with pay. Anderson's annual salary is $100,000. Since then, Trio said Anderson has been on administrative leave until the hearing.

The hearing, in which Anderson has requested to be public,. Trio explained both parties involved were unable to agree on a rescheduled date but assured the new date for the hearing will be posted on the township website.

Anderson may be able to respond to the letters and address the issues stated during the public hearing, said Trio.

. But Trio said more than one issue was brought to his attention about Anderson.

"We are trying everything we can do to bring this to a fair conclusion," said Trio.

Denise DiArcangelo August 02, 2012 at 03:39 AM
I am a Haverford Twp. Resident and previous neighbor of Dennis Anderson. He is a good man and was a dedicated lieutenant on our police force. I personally can't believe he could have done anything warranting release from job. I was disappointed when he left our township and would be pleased to have him back.
MerionManor August 13, 2012 at 01:49 PM
The problem is not with the chief. I too am a resident of Havertown and have known Mr. Anderson, this whole thing seems fishy. Personally, I feel it is just Newtown Politics.
Local Resident August 13, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Fishy isn't the word for it. Oh, they will come up with some rediculous accusation that it has taken them 3 months to scrape together. Those making the accusations better be "Squeaky" clean. I wonder who gave Mr. Trio the order to submit the recomendation letter to fire Chief Anderson? Let me guess. . .
Newtown Square 5512 August 14, 2012 at 01:59 AM
I have been saying so since 2007, cover ups , threats, etc, well I don't know what they got him on, but finally! Oh did Shallis get a big party when he retired unexpectedly after 29 yrs? Karma.....one by one
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