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Posted on: March 10, 2023

Chief of Police Marcus Dudley, Jr. resigns effective March 31, 2023

Statement announcing the resignation of APD Chief Marcus Dudley effective 3/31/23

City of Abilene City Manager Robert Hanna announced today that Chief Marcus Dudley, Jr., has officially resigned from his position as Chief of Police for the Abilene Police Department effective March 31, 2023.

In a statement Chief Dudley said, “I am blessed to have served the citizens of Abilene. My family and I love this community and have made it our home.

I recognize that much has been accomplished at the police department these past two years. Through the creation of an Apparatus Fund, we established a funding mechanism for future critical high dollar equipment needs. We realigned departmental units to more adequately address the needs of our community. New training, equipment, and staffing were added to support crime suppression efforts, all while enhancing our police-community relations.

There are other opportunities I would like to pursue, and while the decision to resign was not easy to make, my faith tells me it is the right decision. I am proud of the historic moment I was named Chief of Police and am appreciative for working alongside the outstanding women and men who serve at the Abilene Police Department. I am thankful for not only what they do, but also for how they do it.”

“Chief Dudley has served this community well, and I wish him and his family the best in all things,” said Mr. Hanna.

The City of Abilene will announce plans for naming an interim Chief of Police in the near future.

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