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City to Host Welcome Reception for New BPD Chief Dan Donath

Post Date:09/06/2019 8:29 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 6, 2019

 

 

 

City to Host Welcome Reception for New BPD Chief Dan Donath

 

BLOOMINGTON, IL– The City will host a welcome reception for new Bloomington Police Chief Dan Donath on Monday, September 9 in Council Chambers at City Hall from 5:30-6 pm. A formal swearing in ceremony for Chief Donath will follow at the 6 pm City Council meeting. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend both events.

 

Dan Donath began his career with the Bloomington Police department in 1994 and has served in a variety of roles. He became an Assistant Chief in 2018 and most recently split the duties of Interim Bloomington Police Chief.

 

The Police Chief recruitment process began earlier this summer and included a community forum hosted by the Public Safety and Community Relations Board and interviews by a selection committee made up of, alphabetically: City Manager Tim Gleason; U.S. Marshal for the Central District of Illinois Brendan Heffner; City of Bloomington Economic Development Director Melissa Hon; McLean County State’s Attorney Don Knapp; Public Safety and Community Relations Board Chairman Art Taylor; and Deputy City Manager Billy Tyus.

 

Donath assumed the duties of Police Chief immediately following City Manager Tim Gleason’s announcement of his selection last week.

 

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