Mount Kisco Police Chief Steven Anderson will retire soon, Mayor Michael Cindrich unexpectedly announced at Monday's Village Board of Trustees meeting.
Anderson's departure will be "shortly," as Cindrich put in, but the date is not known.
After the mayor made his announcement, the board unanimously voted to accept a retirement agreement, along with an agreement that lists employment obligations. The later information was not paper down on paper during Anderson's roughly 5-year tenure because the police department has been without a contract for much of that time. The labor matter is now in arbitration, Cindrich explained.
Anderson did not give a specific reason for wanting to retire, Cindrich stated in an interview.
“It might be personal to him," he said.
No successor has been named yet, Cindrich told reporters, but Lt. Patrick O'Reilly is running the department on an interim basis because Anderson, who is in the Marine reserve, is on a weeks-long deployment. With his time in the police department and military duty, Anderson has 20 years worth of time that count towards his retirement, Cindrich explained.
The announcement of Anderson's impending departure comes at a time when Mount Kisco is with Westchester County police as a cost saver. A study on it is still pending, Cindrich said Monday, but it did not come up as a factor in Anderson's decision.