Mansfield town manager William Ross said on Wednesday that the process for finding a replacement for Mansfield police chief Arthur O’Neill is moving along.
O’Neill, who has been chief for decades, announced his plans for retirement last year.
Ross said that the town has placed the job posting with the Massachusetts State Civil Service Assessment Center, which will approve the job posting to allow applicants to apply. He said the assessment will be ready in late January to early February.
“They have to approve the job posting,” he said.
Ross added that after the assessment, the MSCSAC will review the list of potential applicants and make a determination as to which are appropriate for the position.
“We sent a memorandum to the current members of the police department to participate in the assessment center” he said. “We will keep them in the loop as to what’s going on.”