Chief Beason says farewell to Shelton

Plans to 'do the snowbird thing' in retirement


October 26, 2023

Gordon Weeks/SMCJ

Shelton Police Chief Carole Beason, speaking in June at the dedication of the basketball/pickleball court next to the police station, is retiring next week after almost three years at the post. She and husband Michael plan "to do the snowbird thing."

Set to retire in five days, Carole Beason calls her three years as Shelton's police chief "the highlight of my law enforcement career."

Beason became Shelton's first female police chief when she replaced the retiring Darrin Moody. On Nov. 1, she'll be replaced by Chris Kostad, who has worked for the department for 21 years.

Beason said she'll miss the people of Shelton and attending local events. "This is such a great community," she said.

"Chief Beason is the consummate professional," City Manager Mark Ziegler wrote to the Journal. "She has navigated the department through times that our c...

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