Shelby chief to retire.

September 19, 2017

Shelby Police Chief Terry TenBrink

Shelby chief to retire.



By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

SHELBY — After 43 1/2 years on the force, Shelby Police Chief Terry TenBrink will be hanging his hat for the last time.

TenBrink, who has been the chief since Feb. 11, 2016, has announced that he is retiring effective Oct. 18, 2017.

“When you’re ready, you’re ready,” he said.

TenBrink, 66, just notified village officials Monday, Sept. 18, of his decision to retire, he said.

Now the village has to find a replacement.

“We wish Terry the best,” said Village Administrator Chelsea Stratil.

A personnel committee meeting is slated for Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 4 p.m. to begin the process of finding a new chief. The village council also has a regular meeting slated for next Monday, Sept. 25, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the hiring process.

“I hope they find someone as active as I tried to be with the schools,” TenBrink said. “I’m going to miss that.”

TenBrink took on an active role in the Shelby school system after being hired as chief, cracking down on truancy. He proactively addressed the growing problem of juvenile offenders by working more closely with the school system, the prosecutor’s office and other local police agencies to “curb juvenile problems.”

Now, he’s looking forward to spending more time with his wife, Jane, and doing things they both enjoy, such as fishing, traveling and walking along area beaches searching for rocks.

TenBrink was paid an annual salary of $48,000, Stratil said.

The Shelby Police Department also employs two full-time and three part-time officers, TenBrink said.

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