Asheville Police Chief Tammy Hooper to resign

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ASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) – Asheville’s police chief has given notice of her resignation and an interim police chief has been named until a new chief can be named.

According to Interim City Manager Cathy Ball, Chief Tammy Hooper submitted her resignation, which will be effective on Jan. 2, 2019.

Hooper reportedly gave notice of her resignation to the former city manager in Feb. 2018 to pursue consulting opportunities.

With the former city manager’s dismissal, Hooper decided to continue to lead the police department until a new city manager was hired.

“The City is grateful for the contributions Chief Hooper has made to the police department,” according to the release.

According to the release, Hooper will meet with the new city manager Debra Campbell in December and has also agreed to provide 75 consulting hours after her last day of employment to assist with the transition.

“I have appointed Deputy Chief Wade Wood to act as the Interim Chief of Police following Chief Hooper’s last day,” according to the release. “The details of the national search for Asheville’s next chief of police will be announced in the near future. The search will include input from the community, employees and the City’s leadership team.”

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