PARIS — Selectmen voted Monday to contract the Kennebunk-based Tideview Group for the town’s police services.

At the recommendation of Town Manager Amy Bernard, selectmen voted unanimously to have Tideview employee and former Brunswick police Chief Jerry Hinton fill in as interim police chief after the departure of Chief Michael Dailey later this week.

Dailey, who reversed his resignation earlier this year to remain on the Paris Police Department as interim chief, has resigned to take a position with the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office. His last day is Friday.

Bernard said Hinton served as police chief in Brunswick for 15 years, and has served an interim police chief position in Sabattus, Monmouth and Richmond. He was also president of the Maine Chiefs of Police Association for several years. Bernard said the Tideview Group provides police services to municipalities.

Hinton has asked to have an administrative role only and, unlike Dailey and former Chief David Verrier, won’t work patrols or have the power to make arrests. He will provide contract services to the town until the town can find a replacement full-time chief or voters decide to disband the Paris Police Department in June in favor of a contract for police services with the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office.

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