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Tredyffrin Police Chief Resigns after 30 Years

Andrew Chambers' retirement announcement comes just before he is due to return to work after a four day suspension.

Tredyffrin Police Superintendent Andrew Chambers has decided to retire at the end of the year. The resignation was announced "with mixed emotion" Monday night by Tredyffrin Board of Supervisors Chairman Robert Lamina.

Chambers is due to return to work Wednesday after serving a four day suspension without pay following an incident in which his teenage son crashed a township police car while driving on a closed training course with an instructor in the vehicle.

The announcement came during Monday's Board of Supervisor's first public meeting since the suspension was imposed. The announcement of Chambers' decision to retire came after Lamina outlined a series of executive sessions of the board that led up to the suspension.

The board previously issued a statement which reads in part  "the Township is disappointed with Superintendent Chambers' uncharacteristic lapse in judgement."

The prepared statement, written before Chambers' tendered his retirement notice offers strong support for the 30 year veteran of the Tredyffrin Police Department. "Superintendent Chambers has an exemplary, unblemished record in his 30 years of service to the residents of Tredyffrin Township and he continues to enjoy the Board of Supervisors' full confidence," the statement reads.

In his letter announcing his intention to retire, Lamina says the Chief said in part that his decision to retire was in the best interest of his family and the department.

Check back with Patch Tuesday morning for complete coverage of this developing story.

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