FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne fired
LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Leland has fired police chief Tim Jayne. The information came in a news release sent by the town today to area media, but which excluded WWAY, which has reported extensively on the issues within the Leland Police Department and with Jayne.
In its release, which WWAY received after other media outlets, the town said “The Town of Leland has implemented an institutional reorganization in order to improve organizational efficiency and customer service. Several positions were eliminated as a part of the restructuring, and several new positions will be advertised in the coming weeks.
“The reorganization includes the elimination of three administrative positions and one position within the Building Inspections Department. Also included in the move is the release of Timothy Jayne as the Town’s Police Chief. Deputy Chief Karl Smith will serve as interim chief until a long-term interim chief is appointed or a permanent replacement is hired.”
“The Town is ready to move in a new direction,” Hollis said in the statement. “The moves we have made will improve our organizational efficiency and allow us to better serve the public and our employees.”
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