County hires new RCC director



Charles “Chip” McInnis of Old Town has been tapped to lead the Hancock County Regional Communications Center.
PHOTO COURTESY OF CHARLES MCINNIS

Update as of Tuesday, Jan. 23,  McInnis rescinded his acceptance of the job. 

ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Commissioners at a meeting Tuesday hired a new director for the Hancock County Regional Communications Center.

Charles “Chip” McInnis of Old Town will start Feb. 12, said Hancock County Administrator Scott Adkins.

McInnis is currently employed at the University of Maine Police Department in Orono, Adkins said. He has been supervising the campus dispatching center since 2003.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to come down and work for the people of Hancock County,” McInnis said.

McInnis said he has run the “full gamut” of law enforcement, including working as a Penobscot County deputy sheriff and a corrections officer. He joined the University of Maine Police Department in 1999.

Hancock County will pay McInnis an annual salary of $60,000 a year, according to Adkins.

McInnis replaces former director Renee Wellman, who resigned in December to take a position in the private sector.

Update as of Tuesday, Jan. 23,  McInnis rescinded his acceptance of the job. 

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