Tom Whitten, former Harlingen police chief and who was voted again to become the police chief by the Harlingen city commission, has decided not to accept the offer due to personal and professional situations.
The ex-police chief in Harlingen is also the new police chief in Harlingen.
The Harlingen City Commission emerged from a closed session on Wednesday night to vote unanimously to once again choose Tom Whitten as police chief.
A driver who crashed into a Harlingen home says he lost control of the vehicle right before the wreck. Police have arrested two men involved in the crash after fleeing the scene, Na'Tassia Finley has more.