DIXFIELD — Town Manager Carlo Puiia said a personnel hearing for the Police Department’s two full-time officers will be held in about three or four weeks.

Puiia announced Dec. 28 the abrupt closing of the Police Department because of “personnel issues” and placed its full-time officers, Chief Jefferey Howe and patrol officer Anne Simmons-Edmunds, on paid administrative leave.

John Rogers of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy confirmed Wednesday that both are still certified as full-time officers.

Since closing the department, Puiia said he has been in contact with the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office daily while it provides coverage to the town.

Sheriff Wayne Gallant said his department will continue to respond to calls, with Mexico and Rumford departments, and the State Police Department assisting as needed.

“Whatever calls we’ve had come in have been successfully handled,” Gallant said.

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