TALENT, Ore. — The Talent Police Department (TPD) is looking for a new police chief, TPD has now confirmed to NewsWatch 12. Current Chief of Police Curtis Whipple plans to retire.
The opening has been on the City of Talent and Oregon government websites. Based on those postings, Talent will cease taking new applications on Friday, April 6 at 4 p.m.
TPD said that Chief Whipple was not available for comment today, and they do not know if he will be planning a formal announcement.
Chief Whipple joined the City of Talent as police chief on April 18, 2016.