In Egremont, retired police chief takes over for Tyler Race

EGREMONT — Brian Shaw will return to the police department he once led, serving as the interim chief while the town searches for a full time replacement.

Shaw’s hiring comes after Tyler Race resigned last month for unspecified reasons, leaving a vacancy that town officials are being careful not to fill in haste.

Race plans to stay with the department, though, as a part-time officer. The select board approved this move on Tuesday.

Shaw is set to hold the interim position until the end of March, leaving the town plenty of time to search for Race’s full-time successor.

The selectmen voted Tuesday to accept the terms of a contract with Shaw, the retired, former police chief.

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