Prineville Police Chief Larry Seymour and Captain Rob Gray have resigned from the department, the City of Prineville said Monday. It comes six months and one day after their were placed on leave while a third-party investigation was conducted.
Seymour and Gray were placed on paid non-disciplinary administrative leave July 21, 2023. At the time, the city said there would be an investigation “into an internal non-criminal personnel matter.” A city spokesperson told Central Oregon Daily that, under state law, the city cannot release the details of a personnel investigation.
The resignations take effect immediately. Their post-resignations benefits, such as pensions, are not affected, according to the spokesperson.
“The City wishes them both the best in their future endeavors,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
Lieutenant Shane Wilson will remain acting as the officer in charge during what the City calls the transitional period.
“The City will be working with our public safety team and public safety professionals to maintain continuity of operations and evaluate and determine our next steps,” the spokesperson said.
Prineville Police has 19 sworn officers and one reserve officer, the spokesperson said. Nineteen of twenty-three sworn positions are filled as of Monday.