BPD interim chief to retire in September

Greg Scott was named interim police chief after Dan Donath retired in September of 2020. Scott’s last day on the job will be Sept. 3. (Facebook/City of Bloomington – Police)


By Neil Doyle

BLOOMINGTON – The interim chief of the Bloomington Police Department is retiring after 25 years on the job.

Greg Scott will retire in September as City Manager Tim Gleason accepted Scott’s resignation on Thursday.

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

Scott joined BPD in 1996, moving up the ranks to become assistant chief in 2016. He was named interim police chief after Dan Donath retired in September of 2020. Scott’s last day on the job will be Sept. 3.

“Be guardians of the community but also be guardians of each other.” Scott said in his announcement to the department. “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.”

According to Bloomington Communications & External Affairs Manager Katherine Murphy, the city’s search for a new police chief is ongoing. They hope to have a new chief in place by September or October.

Neil Doyle can be reached at neil.doyle@cumulus.com


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