The chief of police in Colts Neck (NJ) has been suspended five days after the township’s committee determined he should have used vacation time to attend an out-of-state conference.
Chief Kevin Sauter, who earns $116,000 annually, will begin serving the unpaid suspension on Monday following the township committee’s vote last week, the report said. Township officials also accused the chief of calling an on-duty officer to pick him up from the airport after the trip, the report said.
Sauter’s attorney blasted the decision and vowed to appeal, the report said. Sauter contends he received the necessary approvals to attend the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Chicago and the committee voted to approve the registration fee, the report said.