Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Monterey Police Chief Resigns

Monterey police officer Larry Bates has been named interim police chief in Monterey after the sudden resignation this week of former chief Tim Murphy. Murphy reportedly submitted a letter of resignation saying only that he was going to pursue "other interests." Murphy started work for the Monterey Police Department after being hired as a patrolman in 1996. He worked a couple of years for the county sheriff's department, but returned to the city department in the year 2000 and was named chief in 2008.