East Ridge Police Chief J.R. Reed has applied for the position of Chief of Police in Cleveland, Tenn.
According to the Cleveland Daily Banner, Reed is one of almost three dozen applicants for the position.
Reed was named police chief in East Ridge in January of 2014. He has been an officer with the department in the city since 1988.
On Tuesday evening, Chief Reed said he had no comment about applying for the job with Cleveland.
Interim City Manager Mike Williams said he was unaware of Reed applying for another job.
Williams, who is out of town, said via text, he had no idea what was going on. As did Mayor Brent Lambert.
“I can’t begrudge anyone who seeks to do what he feels is best for him and/or his family,” Mayor Lambert said in a text message to East Ridge News Online. “Whatever the outcome, I appreciate Chief Reed’s service to our community.”
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