New Cleveland police chief sworn in

New Cleveland police chief sworn in

January 13th, 2014 by Paul Leach in Local - Breaking News

J. David Bishop

Photo by Contributed Photo/Times Free Press.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - David Bishop was sworn in this afternoon as Cleveland's new chief of police. He replaces Wes Snyder, who retired Jan. 5 after 10 years in the position.

"He is a fine chief we can support," said City Councilman Dale Hughes. "Hats off to him as he starts his role."

Councilman Richard Banks welcomed Bishop to his new post and encouraged him to continue efforts to modernize the police department.

Bishop thanked city leaders for their support and said the success of the police department was a result of good officers and staff.

"This is not about me, it's about them," he said.

Bishop, a 30-year veteran of the Cleveland Police Department, has served as interim police chief since early December, when Snyder abruptly announced his retirement and went on leave.

Snyder submitted his retirement letter on Dec. 6, two days after security video surfaced that showed him rendezvousing with MainStreet Executive Director Sharon Marr on multiple occasions at a self-storage facility on Old Tasso Road.

For complete details, see tomorrow's Chattanooga Times Free Press.