On August 2, a town employee reported an incident of suspected child abuse or neglect to the Director of Parks & Rec of the Town of Suffield. The incident did not take place at a town-related activity or program but was reported to the town employee on July 2. The Director of Parks & Rec immediately notified the Suffield Police Department and the Department of Children and Families. Subsequently, the question of whether the town employee should have reported the incident sooner was raised. The First Selectman’s Office immediately began an administrative investigation and requested a criminal investigation into that issue, and the employee was placed on paid administrative leave during the process. The Town of Suffield is committed to ensuring the safety of children and upholding the State mandated reporter statute (CGS-17a-101).
While the investigation is ongoing please contact the Suffield Police Department, Captain Chris McKee at 860-668-3870.