Mon. Dec 4th, 2023

Bloomington interim Police Chief Greg Scott has announced he will retire in September as the city is in the midst of a search for a full time police chief.

Scott has worked for BPD for 25 years, starting as a patrol officer in 1996. He became assistant police chief in 2016. Scott was named co-interim chief prior to Don Donath’s hiring as police chief in August 2019.

Gleason named Scott interim chief after Donath announced his retirement last August.

“I appreciate Greg postponing his original retirement plans and stepping up to guide the department until a new chief is named,” City Manager Tim Gleason said in a news release.

Gleason delayed a search for a new police department leader, saying he wanted to wait for pandemic restrictions to ease to better enable the public to meet with the finalists.

”Going through the pandemic, I didn’t want to hold a virtual recruitment when picking a new leader for the police force and Greg was there to help,” Gleason said.

“Be guardians of the community but also be guardians of each other.” Scott said in a news release. “Watch out for and take care of each other. I leave with a heart full of pride and respect for the men and women of the Bloomington Police Department.”

Scott’s last day will be Sept. 3.

WGLT will update this story.

By senior