Rodgers had been on the Chapin force for about nine years. For reasons that are still unclear, he turned in his resignation this week.
Rodgers indicated in a letter to the town he had been "advised by the mayor of town council's decision to terminate my employment or ask for my resignation." Rodgers says he is not admitting any allegations of improper actions as chief.
The letter also suggests an agreement in which the town will not reveal the reasons for his resignation, will "make no adverse reports or references concerning my employment," and that any negative information will be held "strictly confidential." Rodgers, in turn, agrees not to say anything adverse about the town or its employees.
Mayor Stan Shealy confirmed Rodgers' resignation, but declined further comment.
Rodgers' resignation means the town's police force, authorized for six positions, is now down to four officers because the town already had a vacancy on the police force before Rodgers decided to quit.