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College Station Police Chief Scott McCollum retires after 35 years of service

Posted at 10:56 AM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 11:57:27-04

COLLEGE STATION, TX — College Station Police Department Chief Scott McCollum has retired after serving the City of College Station for 35 years.

Chief McCollum started as a patrol officer in April 1985 after attending Texas A&M University.

He worked positions including detective, patrol sergeant, lieutenant, public information officer, commander, and assistant chief before becoming chief of police in 2014.

”During his leadership, his administration stressed the need for treating everyone with dignity and respect, be it internally or externally," his retirement statement read. "This respect has yielded trust and trust is the foundation upon which effective policing is built. Community engagement through the development of effective partnerships has been a constant effort across all components of the department.”

On behalf of the City Manager's Office, Deputy City Manager Jeff Capps expressed appreciation for Chief McCollum’s service to the community and for the excellent leadership and vision he provided the College Station Police Department.

Capps, who preceded McCollum as chief, also announced that Assistant Chief Chuck Fleeger will serve as interim police chief while the search for a new chief continues.

Application reviews are underway and it's hoped interviews will be scheduled within the next few weeks.