Police Chief John Douglass officially retired from the city on Friday, April 18th after 41 years of distinguished service.
Douglass began his career in February 1973 as a patrol officer. He has held numerous jobs in the department including detective, sergeant, member and commander of the Emergency Response Team (SWAT), lieutenant, major and assistant police chief. He served as acting police chief from December 1995 until his appointment in March 1996.
The process to replace him is currently underway. In the meantime, Deputy Chief Mark Kessler has been assigned as the Interim Chief of Police.