Bend Police Chief Contract Terminated

first_imgBend Police Chief Contract Terminated Email 0 Bend Police Chief Jeff Sale’s contract was terminated, effective January 22.  Sale was an at-will employee, meaning the City Manager could terminate his employment without cause at any time.After considerable research and careful consideration, City Manager Eric King has determined that a change in leadership is necessary to improve the culture of the Police Department so it can best serve the community.“I hold city department heads, and all staff, to high standards,” said King.  “While it can be difficult to make such staffing changes, it’s important to ensure that this community receives the best public services possible.”King appointed Police Captain Jim Porter as interim chief.  Porter has been with the department for 22 years.  The City will initiate a search for a permanent police chief later this year. Jeff Sale’s severance pay is $41,781.36, or four months’ pay, as outlined in his contract. His contract was terminated this week. E-Headlines Twitter Facebook on January 23, 2014last_img

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