Police Chief Adriaens Announces Retirement

Sheridan Police Chief Rich Adriaens (Photo Ron Richter ©)

City of Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens has announced that he will be retiring from active police work. In a letter sent to City Administrator Stuart McRae, Adriaens said that he will be eligible for retirement on August 21, and that he will coordinate with McRae an appropriate final date of employment and transition to a new police chief. Adriaens said that after 37 years in the business, the time had come for him to move on to other ventures where he can continue to be a resource to others. Chief Adriaens said that it has truly been an honor and privilege to work for the citizens of Sheridan and lead their police department for the past 10 years.

McRae said that the search for a new police chief would begin next week and that he is finalizing the process for selection and that it will be quick and comprehensive.  He said that once he has the formal process completed next week, he will submit a more detailed announcement of the process. McRae added that  in no small way due to Chief Adriaens’ development over the years, the Sheridan Police Department  has a very well developed bench of potential candidates, and that it is his intention to look internally for a successor.

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