Gleason Names Panel To Assist Police Chief Search | WGLT

Gleason Names Panel To Assist Police Chief Search

Jul 3, 2019

Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason has announced a five-member committee will assist him in his search for a new police chief.

Clay Wheeler retired as chief June 21 after 28 years with the department, the last year as chief.

The committee includes Brendan Heffner, U.S. Marshal for the Central District of Illinois and former Bloomington police chief; Melissa Hon, Bloomington’s economic development director; Don Knapp, McLean County state’s attorney; Art Taylor, Public Safety and Community Relations Board chairman; and Billy Tyus, Bloomington deputy city manager.

“I am pleased this group of individuals has agreed to assist me in this very important selection process,” Gleason said in a news release. “Each one of them brings a unique perspective to the table.”

The PSCRB recently hosted an open forum to get public feedback on what the city should look for in a new chief.

Gleason said the city plans to hold a community meet-and-greet with the finalists at a later date.

Last month, Gleason appointed two assistant police chiefs Dan Donath and Greg Scott to split time as interim chiefs.

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