Resolution possible for fired Wrightsville Police chief
Months after his firing, former Wrightsville Police Chief Ron Hege might be reaching a resolution with the borough, according to one official.
Sean Fields, the borough's solicitor, said following the borough council meeting Monday, April 2, that a civil-service hearing for Hege, scheduled for last month, was continued, and that the borough and Hege are working toward a potential resolution.
However, nothing has been finalized, and Fields said he could not comment beyond that.
Borough officials still will not say why Hege was fired.
The former chief was suspended by Mayor Michael Albert in August, and the borough council voted to remove him from the position in November. Borough officials have maintained that they cannot comment on why Hege was fired because it's a personnel issue.
Hege had been the chief since October 2012.
Since then, Adam Schaum, the department's senior officer, has been in charge of the department. Albert said after Monday's borough council meeting that Schaum will remain in that position for the time being.
On Monday, the borough council unanimously voted to give Schaum a raise of $6 per hour because of his additional duties as officer in charge.
Albert said the department is fully staffed with two part-time officers and three full-time officers.
The next borough council meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. May 7 at the borough building at 601 Water St.
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