The Selectboard is pleased to announce the appointment of Officer Daniel Fernandes as Shutesbury’s new Police Chief. He succeeds Chief Thomas Harding, who retired June 30, 2018, after thirteen years of service. Chief Harding hired Dan Fernandes as Shutesbury’s full-time police officer a year ago. Chief Fernandes has served as Officer-In-Charge since July 16, 2018. His promotion to Chief is based on his clear and direct communication, his ability to rise to challenges, his concern for the community, his sense of cooperation and professionalism. A three-year contract was signed at the Selectboard meeting Tuesday night, October 30, 2018.