CEDAR PARK, Texas (KXAN) - Cedar Park Police Chief Henry Fluck tendered his resignation from the City of Cedar Park on Thursday, giving 10 months' advance notice of his departure planned for Dec. 31.
The resignation was announced by city officials on Monday, who said the lengthy amount of time allows for a comprehensive selection process. They expect to use an outside recruiting firm to help identify qualified candidates for the important and visible position.
"When I accepted this position over 12 years ago, I made a commitment to serve for 10 years under the condition that I was allowed to function under an ethical climate, which I was," Fluck said in a released statement. "I have extended my commitment by a few years. When I leave, I will have served 13 years as your Chief of Police, which makes my tenure as Chief the longest in Cedar Park Police History."
City Manager Brenda Eivens said she appreciates Fluck's dedicated service to the city of Cedar Park and that he has her confidence in serving through the end of this year.
"Chief Fluck has been a great presence for our growing City," Eivens said. "He has professionally and ethically led the development of our Police Department and its services. I appreciate Chief Fluck's dedicated service to the City of Cedar Park and the time given to allow for a smooth and successful transition in leadership for our department and our community."
Fluck said he intends to seek other employment opportunities in law enforcement, city government, or another line of work.
Under his leadership, the Cedar Park Police Department has enjoyed for three consecutive years the distinction of being ranked by the Texas Department of Public Safety as having the second lowest crime rate in the state for cities of over 50,000 people. The department also achieved the Best Practices Recognition Program status in 2010 and continues to move forward by implementing department study recommendations from the International City Managers Association.
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