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Atherton: Police Chief Ed Flint is retiring

Original post made on Sep 30, 2016

Atherton Police Chief Ed Flint will retire effective Oct. 14, the town announced on Sept. 30. Chief Flint had been on leave with a medical condition for months and Commander Joe Wade has been acting chief since early April.

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Comments (5)

a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Sep 30, 2016 at 12:56 pm

Chief Flint,
You will be missed and yours will be hard shoes to fill.
To us you have done a great job, you are truly a professional, and have done a terrific job of hiring.
We wish you good health and success at your endeavors beginning October 15th.
Best to you !

Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Sep 30, 2016 at 2:56 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

Chief Flint leaves a superb legacy because of his integrity and his leadership.

Thank you Ed for a job well done!

Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Sep 30, 2016 at 3:26 pm

Best of Health to Chief Flint.

Posted by Resident
a resident of Atherton: other
on Sep 30, 2016 at 9:30 pm

I agree with Elizabeth Lewis: Mr. Flint did come to Atherton at a critical juncture for its police department and helped restore credibility to it. I hope the town learns from its past mistakes and finds another qualified outside chief to lead the PD. The department is just too small to promote from within, and the last several attempts to do this did not work out well. Bringing in an outside chief who will hold feet to fires due to no pre-existing relationships will lead to sharper management of this expensive resource for residents. Qualified existing APD personnel would be able to get a promotion track to chief by going to another city.

Posted by Scott Barnum
a resident of Atherton: other
on Oct 3, 2016 at 8:30 pm

A hearty thank you to Chief Flint for the good work and leadership he has rendered during his tenure as APD's Chief… and for his years of service as a law enforcement officer. On behalf of ADAPT (Atherton Disaster and Preparedness Team), we want to wish you and your family all the best in your retirement and continued best wishes for your good health. We appreciated your support over the years.

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