Wes Snyder Stepping Down As Cleveland Police Chief; Gives Letter Of Retirement

Friday, December 6, 2013
Wes Snyder is stepping down as Cleveland, Tn.'s police chief - a post he has held since 2004.

Janice Casteel, Cleveland city manager, said, "Chief Snyder announced his retirement effective January 5th, 2014 - which marks his 10th year as Chief of Police and 33 years of service with the city of Cleveland.

"We wish him well in his retirement."

Chief Snyder spent 33 years with the Cleveland Police Department.

Here is his retirement letter:

Dear Fellow Ofiicers and Employees,

I have decided to formally announce my retirement effective January 5, 2014. This will mark my
10th anniversary as Chief of Police. lt has been an honor and privilege to lead our Department
these past 10 years.

Almost 33 years ago I started out as a patrol officer and worked my way up through the ranks.
That's a possibility for any of you. Remain steadfast to your goals and maintain a high degree of
integrity. The future is bright for each of you with the City of Cleveland.

It's been a pleasure to work with many of you throughout the years. Please continue to maintain
the high standard of professionalism you have provided.


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