New Britain police chief to retire

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New Britain Police Chief Christopher Chute and Mayor Erin Stewart Photo credit Office of Mayor Erin Stewart

New Britain, Conn./WTIC Radio - New Britain's police chief is hanging up his badge.

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Chief Christopher Chute is retiring after 26 years on the force.

Chute has led the department since 2019.

In a statement, Chief Chute said “It has been an honor to serve the city where I was born and raised, but it’s time to move on and start
the next chapter of my career.”

Mayor Erin Stewart said “Chief Chute has done a great job of leading the New Britain Police Department through
unprecedented times, most notably a worldwide pandemic.”

Chute is set to leave in January, at which time an interim chief will be named.

He is a third generation New Britain Police Officer.

His father, grandfather, brother, and two uncles were also New Britain officers.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Office of Mayor Erin Stewart