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Huntington Police Chief resigns position

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Huntington Police Chief Skip Holbrook has given a letter of resignation.

According to a news release, Mayor Steve Williams received Holbrook's resignation on Thursday, March 20.

The news release says Holbrook's resignation will take effect Monday, April 7, at which time Jim Johnson will be appointed as the interim police chief.

According to the news release, Johnson retired from the Huntington Police Department in 2001 after 29 years of service, and was the Cabell County jail administrator from 2001 to 2004. He has also served as the City of Huntington's constituent services liaison in the Mayor's Office for the past five years and will return to that position after a successor to Holbrook is chosen, according to the news release.

The news release goes on to say that Mayor Steve Williams has appointed an eight-person citizen committee to assist in the search for a new police chief, and he will release the names of the committee members and answer questions from the media during a news conference at 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 21, in his office.

According to CBS affiliate WLTX in Columbia, SC, Holbrook will be the new police chief of the Columbia Police Department.

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