Following a special called meeting, Brooklet Police Chief Doug Meyer announced his resignation, effective Feb. 8.
Meyer’s resignation comes on the heels of an incident involving a city resident.
Meyer was named Brooklet’s police chief on Jan. 20, 2015.
More details on the incident and comments on Meyer’s resignation will be posted on statesboroherald.com soon. Read Friday’s Statesboro Herald for the complete story.
Meyer worked with various law enforcement agencies in Texas and Tennessee, including the state drug task force in Tennessee.
In 1999, he moved to Georgia after a law enforcement friend was murdered, and he took his friend’s place with the Villa Rica Police Department as a captain with the Interstate Crime unit.
Then he began work with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office in a similar capacity, where he remained for 14 years while he continued furthering his education.
He also worked with Homeland Security’s gang unit as a detached Carroll County sheriff’s deputy and spent a year as an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Because his son lives near Springfield, Meyers was seeking a position closer to his family. When he discovered that Brooklet was seeking a police chief.