Molice Chief Jones retiring on Dec. 31
MORRISsIiiE BOROrdH — At the Dec.10 meeting, borough council unanimously voted to “involuntarily retire” Police Chief Jack Jones, who has headed the department for nearly 10 years.
Jones, whose contract expires Dec. 31, was “involuntarily retired” as a formality so that he could immediately qualify for a pension without serving the mandatory 12 years as chief. In 2013, he would have earned $82,103.
As part of his retirement, council also voted 5-2 to provide the outgoing chief with three years of health benefits, as is customarily afforded to all rank-and-file Morrisville police officers who retire.
Councilwoman Eileen Dreisbach, who voted against extending the medical insurance, said, “I would like to give everyone health benefits, but I think that three years is excessive.”
Councilman Todd Sanford sided with Dreisbach.
Meanwhile, Councilman sictor Cicero, who also has served as borough police chief, said, “I would like to thank Jack Jones for doing a good job, he was a friend and colleague, and I hope he enjoys his retirement.”
Borough manager Tom Bates, who said that he has coffee every morning with the police chief, added, “He has done a great job.”