The village of Edgerton is looking for a new police chief after the current office holder has resigned.
Mayor Lance Bowsher announced the exit of Jeremy Jones from the department March 10. Jones’ last day was March 15.
Jones leaves after spending six years as the village’s top law enforcement officer. Previously he had been with the Bryan Police Department for 19 years.
In an interview in July 2016, Jones said Edgerton was a good fit for him and his family.
“I really enjoy it,” Jones said. “It’s a great town, with great people, great kids so really I have no complaints.”
In addition to Jones and two full-time officers there are 11 part-time officers and a department chaplain.
Bowsher appreciated Jones’ tenure.
“The mayor and council of the village of Edgerton would like to extend a since thank you to Chief Jeremy Jones and family for the years of service to (the village) and surrounding communities,” Bowsher stated in a press release. “Jones was appointed six years ago and has been a vital member of our team.
“We wish him and his family only the best moving forward with their relocation.”
The mayor would only say Jones was moving west. The village will commence with a search for a new chief immediately.
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