The Burlington City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Jennifer Morrison as interim Police Chief at last night’s city council meeting. Morrison previously served as Chief of Police in Colchester from 2013 until 2018 and before that was a member of the Burlington Police Department from 1990 until 2013.
“My first week or two is going to be focused internally and steady the ship at One North Avenue. That is job one, let there be no doubt.” Morrison emphasized when asked about her first steps as Chief.
Mayor Weinberger highlighted Morrison’s experience locally, saying in reference to her time as the Colchester Chief, “her tenure there was noted for being one of great transparency, as well as one in which she really was a leader for regional solutions for mental health, addiction and emergency response challenges.”
Morrison was sworn in and started on the job immediately after her confirmation. She is expected to serve for four to six months while the administration conducts its search for a permanent chief.