MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A former police chief from New Mexico will become the new chief of police of Vermont’s capital city.
The Montpelier city manager announced Wednesday that 44-year-old Brian Peete will start on June 15.
He will work alongside retiring Montpelier Police Chief Anthony Facos and officially assume the new position on July 1.
The 44-year-old Peete comes to Vermont from Alamogordo, New Mexico, where he served as the city’s police chief.
City Manager William Fraser said he left the department in a difficult resignation process.
The Alamogordo Daily News had reported Peete filed a complaint in court against the city and former city manager alleging breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and violating whistleblower protections.