Clay Wheeler Q&A: Retiring Bloomington Chief Says Morals Are Policy Backstop For Police By Ryan Denham • Jun 21, 2019 Amy Niebur / WGLT Clay Wheeler picked a heckuva year to be Bloomington’s police chief. Bloomington Names 2 Interim Police Chiefs By Eric Stock • Jun 19, 2019 Bloomington Police Department Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason has named two interim police chiefs who will split time while he conducts a national search for a new chief. Bloomington Residents Voice Wants For Next Police Chief By Mary Cullen • Jun 12, 2019 Mary Cullen / WGLT Bloomington’s Public Safety and Community Relations Board provided the stage Wednesday for public input on the city’s next police chief. Aldermen Pass Budget, But Struggle With New Spending Designation By Breanna Grow • Apr 9, 2019 Amy Niebur / WGLT Bloomington aldermen passed the city’s $227.5 million spending plan Monday night, the largest on record, according to staff. Bloomington Police Chief To Retire After Year On The Job By Ryan Denham • Apr 5, 2019 Amy Niebur / WGLT Bloomington Police Chief Clay Wheeler said Friday he plans to retire in June after just a year on the job, citing his wife's cancer diagnosis and a desire to "go enjoy life." Major Crimes Down in Bloomington Despite Increased Homicides By Breanna Grow • Mar 11, 2019 Breanna Grow / WGLT Bloomington Police Chief Clay Wheeler said major crimes dropped 9 percent from 2017 to 2018, even as the city saw a sharp increase in homicides. BPD Chief Addresses ICE Policy, 'Paranoia' Over Immigration By Eric Stock • Jan 25, 2019 Amy Niebur / WGLT Bloomington Police Chief Clay Wheeler says his office hasn't had any contact with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in the six months since his office enacted a policy that specifies his officers won't aid in immigration matters. Donath Promoted To BPD Assistant Chief By Ryan Denham • Sep 25, 2018 Bloomington Police Department Bloomington Police Chief Clay Wheeler has promoted a sergeant to his old job overseeing the Office of Professional Standards. Bloomington Police Chief Seeks Immigrant Policy Similar to Normal By Eric Stock • Jul 9, 2018 Clay Wheeler has served with the Bloomington Police Department since 1991. Bloomington Police Chief Clay Wheeler said Monday he plans to draft an immigration policy for his department that’s similar to the Welcoming ordinance Normal adopted last month. Aldermen Embrace Boys & Club Project At West-Side Park By Ryan Denham • May 14, 2018 Google Earth A plan to build a bigger Boys & Girls Club building at a city-owned, west-side park won a warm reception from Bloomington aldermen Monday night.