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Ex-Chandler policeman surrenders his certification

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Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2010 9:00 pm | Updated: 12:13 am, Fri Sep 17, 2010.

A former Chandler police lieutenant who retired after a reported affair with a civilian co-worker has voluntarily surrendered his certification.

Shawn Hawkins had been accused of engaging in sexual activity numerous times with the woman while on duty in various locations around the Chandler Police Department starting in November 2008.

The 43-year-old Hawkins also was accused of harassing the co-worker with threatening text messages after he became jealous about her flirting in bars.

The Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board on Wednesday night accepted a consent decree in which Hawkins relinquished his license. The 20-year police veteran retired in February with his pension intact.

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