Bloomington City Manager announces Interim Police Chief

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -– City Manager Tim Gleason has announced his selection for Bloomington’s Interim Police Chief.

Immediately following Chief Clay Wheeler’s retirement on Friday, current Assistant Chief Greg Scott and current Assistant Chief Dan Donath will split the time serving as Interim Chief equally until Gleason selects a permanent hire.

A national search is being conducted by Bloomington officials and is anticipated to be completed later this summer.

Assistant Chief Scott will serve as Interim Chief for the first approximately four weeks of the vacancy. Scott has served over 20 years with the force, becoming Assistant Chief in 2016. Prior to that, he was a lieutenant in the criminal investigations division.

Assistant Chief Donath will serve as Interim Chief for the second approximately four weeks of the vacancy. Donath joined the Bloomington Police Department in 1994. Previous to becoming Assistant Chief in 2018, he served as first shift sergeant.

“We are very fortunate to have Greg Scott and Dan Donath as Assistant Chiefs, both ready and willing to serve the department and community in this Interim capacity,” explains City Manager Gleason. “I feel confident both of them will be able to lead the department well as we continue to look at all possibilities for permanent Police Chief.”

Chief Wheeler retires Friday after serving 31 years in law enforcement, 28 with the City of Bloomington.

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