Tom Whitten declines Harlingen's police chief position

Tom Whitten declines Harlingen's police chief position
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 7:56am

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.

He had resigned as police chief back on December of 2013 to become commander of jail administration for the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Whitten released a statement on his decision stating, "After significant personal and professional deliberation, I am unable to accept your offer,” Whitten wrote to Harlingen officials in declining the offer to return to the police chief office. “I wish you continued success. Thank you so very much for all your support and understanding and please relay my apologies.”

The Harlingen city commission had unanimously voted Whitten again as police chief on April 2, 2014.

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