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The Brookings Police Department is without its chief. City leaders said Police Chief Jeff Miller is suspended without pay for personnel reasons.

Brookings City Manager Jeff Weldon said Miller has been on suspension since Nov. 1.

Weldon said, "He is suspended from the police department until further notice."

Since 2009, Miller has been the chief of the Brookings Police Department. But as of now the department doesn't have their leader. Weldon said Miller violated personnel policies within the police department, which then led to his suspension. Other than that, Weldon couldn't tell us what exact policies were violated due to privacy laws. He also couldn't say whether or not the suspension came from an investigation of Miller, or if the violation was something that was brought to his attention from an incident that had occurred.

 "But what I can say is that at no time has the integrity of the police department, or the ability for the police officers to do their jobs been compromised at all," Weldon said.

Weldon also said the department will still be able to do its job as normal, and residents shouldn't notice any changes.

"There's nothing there that would be jeopardized," Weldon said.

And even though the suspension is indefinite right now, Weldon said he expects to give Miller the reigns to the department once things get sorted out.

 "I do expect him to return to the department," Weldon said.

For now though, Weldon said he is just following standard procedures to ensure the safety of the department and community.

"These issues do come up occasionally and they need to be addressed, "Weldon said.

Weldon said he will release more information on Miller’s suspension in a few days. Assistant Police Chief Dave Erickson has been appointed as chief in the meantime.

Brookings Fire Chief Darrell Hartmann was suspended for two weeks without pay for personnel reasons back in May.


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