Columbia Police Department Chief resigns from major city Chief of Police process
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Columbia Police Deputy Chief Melron Kelly has withdrawn his name from the St. Louis, Missouri Chief of Police process.
Officials in contact with Kelly said after consultation with his family and trusted advisors, Kelly realized that there is much work still to be done in Columbia.
“It was a privilege and excellent learning experience, but the time is not right,” Kelly said.
Kelly was one of the finalists for the position as well as former Norfolk, Virginia, Chief Larry Boone; interim St. Louis Police Commissioner Michael Sack; and Wilmington, Delaware, Police Chief Robert Tracy.
Kelly has served in law enforcement for the Columbia community since 1999.
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