Quincy Police Chief to Step Down at End of Month

By: WCTV Eyewitness News; Lanetra Bennett Email
By: WCTV Eyewitness News; Lanetra Bennett Email

By: Lanetra Bennett
September 4, 2014

Quincy, FL - The chief of the Quincy Police Department is stepping down.

Walt McNeil recently turned in his resignation. September 26th will be his last day.

McNeil joined QPD as chief in February of 2011. He says it was always the plan to leave after around three years. He told WCTV he's leaving primarily to assist George Sheldon in his efforts to become Florida's attorney general and Charlie Crist's efforts of returning as the state's governor.

Chief McNeil says, "I've really enjoyed the last three years. I'm leaving the department in great hands with hopefully Chief Sapp, who we brought over from Tallahassee with the expectation that sometime I'd be doing this transitioning out of this position."

The assistant chief of police Glenn Sapp is expected to be in charge after McNeil leaves until the city manager selects a new chief.


By: WCTV Eyewitness News
September 4, 2014

QUINCY, Fla. -- A local police chief is calling it quits.

Quincy Police Chief Walt McNeil announced his resignation Thursday. He plans to step down at the end of the month.

McNeil has been Quincy's chief of police since February of 2011.

WCTV was told that he's simply moving on and there's no word on what's next for McNeil.

We will update this story as more details become available.


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