New Police Chief in Southampton

    The Southampton Town Board appointed William Wilson Jr. as town police chief at a special meeting on Monday night.

          “This has been a very difficult decision for us all because we have great respect and appreciation for all of the fine officers who were considered for this position,” Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst said in a statement, “but I am confident we have made the choice that will provide our town with a strong, progressive vision for the future.”
Mr. Wilson, who graduated from the Suffolk County Police Academy in 1989 and has served as chief of Southampton Village police since 2006, replaces the outgoing chief, James Overton. He is pursuing a degree in criminal justice administration and planning from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at City College in New York.