UConn Chief Retires Amid $250,000 Salary Flap

The chief's salary jumped $44,000 in the last year.

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011  |  Updated 1:25 PM EDT
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UConn Chief Retires Amid $250,000 Salary Flap

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Robert Hudd, chief of police at UConn, plans to retire.

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UConn Police Chief Robert Hudd is retiring amid criticism over his salary, which has risen to almost $256,000.

Susan Herbst, who becomes UConn's president on Wednesday, said it was the chief's decision to retire.

Hudd, 54, received more than $135,000 in raises since 2001, including a pay hike of over $44,000 last year, the Hartford Courant reports.

CTSunlight.org shows his salary jumping from $194,494 in 2007 to $246,961 in 2010.

His job also has expanded to include taking charge of the school's environmental health and safety department, building and fire code operations, and public safety operations on all satellite campuses and the UConn Health Center.

Herbst has indicated she would like to see the chief position revert to a more traditional role.

She asked Hudd to stay on until a successor is in place.

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