Interim police chief appointed in Sudbury

Lieutenant Scott Nix is serving as the interim head of Sudbury’s Police Department in the wake of Chief Richard Glavin’s abrupt resignation Friday.

Glavin resigned following his arrest last Thursday night on drunken driving and assault charges after allegedly being involved in a two-car accident in his hometown of Tyngsborough.

Police officers reported finding probable cause to arrest Glavin, 50, and he was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, operating a motor vehicle to endanger, and assault. No one was injured in the accident.


Sudbury Town Manager Maureen Valente announced Glavin’s resignation on the town website Friday, saying it was effective immediately. Glavin was off duty at the time of the accident, but was driving a town-owned vehicle.

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Valente said Monday that she had appointed Nix to be the acting police chief for the immediate future, and that she will establish the process for selecting a new chief in “a few weeks.’’

Valente said she will be on vacation after the conclusion of Town Meeting, which began Monday night.

“When I get back, I will begin developing that process,’’ Valente said.

Glavin had worked for the town for more than 20 years.

Jennifer Fenn Lefferts can be reached at jflefferts@yahoo.com.