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Police Chief resigns

By John Estridge, Editor

Brookville Police Chief Tim Wilkerson offered up his resignation letter to the Brookville Town Council.

Council members were presented with his letter of resignation during an executive session for personnel reasons on Tuesday night, Dec. 26, 2017.

All the council members formally accepted the letter of resignation at their annual reorganization meeting held at noon on New Year’s Day.

Assistant police chief Terry Mitchum was named the interim police chief.

Wilkerson, who did not give a reason for his resignation in his official letter, became the police chief after former Brookville Police Chief Phil Wietholter retired in 2014.

Up until that point, Wilkerson was the town’s assistant police chief.

Wilkerson had been on the force for quite awhile. He was also a former volunteer firefighter with the New Trenton Volunteer Fire Department.

Wilkerson worked as the assistant chief for the Laurel Police Department for five years. He then moved to the Brookville Police Department being hired by former police chief Bruce Baker.

Baker was here for one year after Wilkerson was hired before Wietholter took over as police chief. Wietholter held that position for 10 years.

When former assistant chief of police Les Wash-nock retired, Wietholter chose Wilkerson as his assistant chief of police.

Wilkerson was then named as Wietholter’s replacement and took office on Jan. 1, 2015.

At the Jan. 1 meeting, council president Mike Biltz said the vacancy would be advertised and council will set up interviews with possible candidates for the position.

He said he had been approached by a couple of people in the week after Wilker-son’s resignation concerning the process to find Wilkerson’s replacement.