Mayor releases statement after abrupt resignation of Muncie police chief

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Steve Stewart

MUNCIE, Ind.– Muncie’s police chief abruptly stepped down from his post.

Muncie Police Department Chief Steve Stewart turned in a letter of resignation around 10 a.m. on Monday.

There has been no cause given for the move, but Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler said he had accepted Stewart’s resignation. Stewart has been in charge of the department since 2012.

Tyler said the city would soon start the process of finding a replacement.

Here’s Tyler’s statement on the matter:

Chief of Police Steve Stewart submitted a letter of resignation effective immediately to my office Monday, October 31st at approximately 10am. I have accepted his letter of resignation and beginning the process of selecting a replacement as quickly as possible.

Muncie is blessed with a great group of men and women who represent our Police Department professionally every day.

They do a great job serving and protecting our great City 24 hours a day 365 days a year. That will not change as we go through the transition process to appoint a new Chief of Police.

Stewart had been with the force for 31 years. He was also chairman of the Delaware County Democratic Party, a position he resigned from in early September after a disagreement with the mayor.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s