CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - Police Chief Jeff Grubbs announced his retirement on Monday, August 31.
Grubbs is a 29-year veteran of the Carbondale Police Department and holds both bachelor and master degrees from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale.
He released this statement on Monday:
Grubbs is a graduate of the 235th Session of the FBI National Academy and the 77th Session of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development programs in Quantico, Virginia.
Chief Grubbs is an executive board member of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, MTU15 and Jackson County 911.
The city issued the following statement regarding Grubbs’ replacement:
“Deputy Chief Stan Reno will serve as Interim Chief until the City names a permanent Chief of Police. Due to the pandemic, we don’t expect to begin a formal process to select a new Police Chief until later this fiscal year. When we do initiate our search, we will be inclusive and seek feedback from all areas of the community.”