Damariscotta Police Chief Ron Young has been on non-disciplinary paid administrative leave since Jan. 12, Town Manager Matt Lutkus said Monday, Jan. 23.
Lutkus did not disclose the reason for the administrative leave, calling it a “confidential personnel matter.”
“There are some issues I am looking into, but beyond that, it is a personnel matter,” Lutkus said.
An interim chief has not been appointed. Sgt. Jason Warlick is overseeing department operations, Lutkus said.
An end date to the leave has not been set, Lutkus said.
Young started as chief with the Damariscotta Police Department in September 2013. Prior to joining the Damariscotta Police Department, Young was Lincolnville’s police chief from February 2008 until the town narrowly voted to close the police department in June 2013.
Young declined to comment.