Craig chief of Police resigns, effective March 1, city says |

Craig chief of Police resigns, effective March 1, city says

Jerry DeLong was appointed Craig chief of police in February 2018.

Craig Chief of Police Jerry DeLong submitted his letter of resignation this week, according to City Manager Peter Brixius.

According to Brixius, DeLong’s resignation will be effective March 1.

News of the resignation came Thursday, with the three-year chief stepping down from the department, of which he was a member for 35 years total.

“We wish Jerry well,” Brixius said. Brixius later declined to comment further on the move, stating personnel matters within city employment are confidential.

When asked for comment Thursday afternoon, DeLong declined, stating that his legal representation has advised him not to comment on the issue.

The Craig Press on Thursday filed two records requests under the Colorado Open Records Act for more information about DeLong leaving the police department.

The statement from the city comes on the heels of two executive sessions that appear to pertain to law enforcement following Tuesday’s council meeting.

One was “ to obtain legal advice regarding Juvenile Records Request made pursuant to the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act.”

The second was “to discuss City Attorney recommendations regarding use of force and implementing policies and practices to reduce liability.”

This is a developing story. The Craig Press will provide more updates as they become available.

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