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Dan Donath speaks on his new appointment as police chief.

After less than a year of becoming the Bloomington Chief Police, Dan Donath announced his retirement effective Sept. 1. 

Donath's retirement was announced Thursday morning by Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason. Donath has been with the Bloomington Police department since 1994. In 2018 he became assistant chief and was promoted to police chief in 2019. 

"It has been an honor to serve this community for over 26 years. After careful consideration, I've decided it's time to close this chapter of my life and start the next," Donath said in a news release. “Police work is a very rewarding and very demanding profession. In retirement, I look forward to spending more time with family and focusing on those moments in life that you just can't get back. I sincerely appreciate all the opportunities I have had at the Bloomington Police Department to service our great community." 

Assistant Chief Greg Scott will serve as interim police chief starting Sept. 1. 


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