Three weeks after being placed on paid administrative leave, Kimball Police Chief Darren Huff has resigned from his position.
Mayor Keith Prunty placed Huff on leave on September 19th, but could not provide details on the reason. City Administrator Daniel Ortiz said he could not comment on whether the city was pleased with the Chief’s performance prior to being placed on administrative leave.
Last week, Huff submitted his resignation to the City Council.
In the meantime, Captain Andy Bremer- the Police Department’s K9 Handler- will serve as Interim Chief of Police.
“I think it’s going to be business as usual,” explains Capt. Bremer. “I feel most of the team is pretty perceptive and we’ve got some pretty good officers.”
Bremer says they currently have four uniformed officers, several part time officers, and they are taking applications for one more full-time officer.
He tells KNEB News that his father and mother-in-law both have law enforcement experience, and says he will turn to them for advice if need be.
The City of Kimball plans on making a decision on a permanent Chief of Police sometime in December.