Baldwin City police chief resigns immediately, months before planned retirement
photo by: Elvyn Jones
Baldwin City Police Chief Greg Neis has resigned from the post he has held for the past nine years, a Baldwin City councilman said Wednesday.
Councilman Tony Brown said the City Council learned that Neis would be resigning immediately at Tuesday’s council meeting. Neis had told the City Council earlier this summer that he intended to retire in the spring.
Brown said the council briefly talked about starting a search for a new chief but that no decisions have been made. He did not know who would serve as interim head to the department.
Brown referred further questions on Neis’ resignation to Baldwin City Mayor Casey Simoneau. Simoneau did not return Journal-World phone calls regarding the resignation, and an attempt to reach Neis was unsuccessful.
According to past reports in the now-closed newspaper the Baldwin City Signal, Neis joined the Baldwin City Police Department as a sergeant in December 2008. He was named interim police chief in September 2009 with the resignation of then-chief Mike McKenna, and was subsequently named to the position permanently. Before starting with the Baldwin City department, Neis worked for the Eudora Police Department for 13 years.