January 1, 1900
Columbus Police Department's head investigator will leave the department for a position with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, sources have confirmed.
CPD Capt. Brent Swan has submitted a letter of resignation to Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton, two city councilmen said. LCSO Chief Deputy Marc Miley confirmed to The Dispatch Swan would begin his new position with the county next month.
The Columbus City Council was made aware of Swan's resignation at Tuesday's meeting during executive session.
"I hate that he's leaving," Ward 5 Councilman Stephen Jones said, adding Swan was a "great asset to the department."
Ward 2 Councilman Joseph Mickens described Swan as a man of citizenship and integrity.
"He did his job," Mickens said. "I hate to see him go. ... We keep losing good people. I just don't know why. I wish there was something we could do to keep him."
Swan was not immediately available for comment. Shelton also did not return calls from The Dispatch.
Swan was hired as commander of CPD's Criminal Investigation Division in July 2014. He has more than 20 years of law enforcement experience. His most recent salary with CPD is $59,037.
Miley did not release Swan's new position and salary, saying that information would have to come from Sheriff Mike Arledge, who was not immediately available for comment.
Jones said he did not know who will replace Swan as commander of CID.
"I would hope we would bring in the best person, whether it's from inside or outside (the department)," he said.
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