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Bloomington Police Chief set to retire

BLOOMINGTON (WEEK) -- Bloomington Police Chief Dan Donath is retiring, effective September 1.

According to a release from the city, Donath started with the Bloomington Police Department in 1994 and has served in a variety of roles.

He became Assistant Chief in 2018 and was promoted to Police Chief in August of 2019.

“It has been an honor to serve this community for over 26 years,” Donath said. “After careful consideration, I’ve decided it’s time to close this chapter of my life and start to write the next."

"Police work is a very rewarding and very demanding profession. In retirement, I look forward to spending more time with family and focusing on those moments in life that you just can’t get back. I sincerely appreciate all the opportunities I have had at the Bloomington Police department to serve our great community.”

“I appreciate Chief Donath’s many years of service and wish him well in his retirement,” City Manager Tim Gleason said. “We have a strong Police department that I know can handle this period of transition."

"The community should have full confidence that public safety is a top priority for the City.”

Current Assistant Chief Greg Scott will serve as interim, starting September 1.

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