Ferguson's interim police chief announces resignation - KMOV.com

Ferguson's interim police chief announces resignation

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Andre Anderson (Source: Glendale Police Department) Andre Anderson (Source: Glendale Police Department)

FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Ferguson’s interim police chief has submitted his resignation.

Andre Anderson’s resignation will be effective December 2, according to the department.

Interim City Manager Ed Beasley appointed Anderson to a six-month contract in July following Tom Jackson’s resignation in March.

In a press release, Anderson stated he was “grateful for the opportunity” to serve as the interim police chief of Ferguson.  He continued by stating his top goal in Ferguson “was to regain the trust of residents and the police department.”

“Many of our policing initiatives that have been implemented over the past few months will build a stronger relationship between the department and Ferguson residents,” Anderson said.

A press release sent out Friday announcing his resignation said Anderson established several initiatives as the police chief, including the Walk and Talk Program, problem solving meetings, basic leadership and community oriented police training and secured $600,000 in donation from the TASER International, which will support the department’s transparency efforts.

“We respect Chief Anderson’s decision and appreciate the exceptional and innovative work he has done for the City of Ferguson and our Police Department,” Mayor James Knowles III said. “He has been a valuable member of our team and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Anderson plans to resume his position as the commander of the Glendale, Arizona Police Department following his resignation from the Ferguson Police Department.

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