AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A HEARING BEFORE REMOVAL OF A MUNICIPAL CHIEF OF POLICE.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 41 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after
section 21 the following section:-
Section 21A. In any city or town which accepts the provisions of
this section, any person who is appointed to the position of chief of
police or head of the municipal police department in a city, town, or
district, shall not be removed from such position until a hearing is held
by the appointing authority. For the purpose of this section only failure
of reappointment shall be deemed to be a removal. The provisions of this
section shall apply
only to persons appointed to such positions under the provisions of section twenty-one.