Abilene Police Chief resigns
Saying he wants to pursue other opportunities, Abilene Police Chief Marcus Dudley announced his resignation today. In a statement Chief Dudley said he is blessed to have served the citizens of Abilene. Dudley highlighted the accomplishments he felt proud of over his two years in the position: establishing a fund to cover the costs of expensive equipment needs, as well as realigning the departments leadership structure.
The City of Abilene will appoint an interim chief while it conducts a search for a permanent replacement. "Chief Dudley has served this community well, and I wish him and his family the best in all things,” said City Manager Robert Hanna in a statement.
Dudley arrived in Abilene in January of 2021, after the departure of Stan Standridge. Dudley’s resignation will be effective on March 31, 2023.