Shelby police chief resigns.

October 31, 2018

Ryan Furman

Shelby police chief resigns.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

SHELBY – Less than a year after being hired, Shelby Police Chief Ryan Furman resigned from the job Tuesday evening, Oct. 30.

The Shelby Village Council voted 6-0 to accept Furman’s resignation effective immediately, said Village Administrator Rob Widigan.

Retired Oceana County Sheriff Bob Farber was authorized to fill in as interim chief until a new chief is hired. The council voted 6-0 (Councilman Steve Crothers was absent) to hire Farber.

The council went into closed session at Furman’s request, and returned from closed session to vote.

Furman, who is paid $48,000 per year, signed a severance agreement with the village, which will continue to pay him for three months and provide his health insurance for three months, said Widigan. The agreement also includes a non-disparagement clause, said Village President Paul Inglis.

After meeting with Widigan, Inglis and Village Attorney Jon Schrier Tuesday at 9 a.m., Furman was placed on administrative leave, Widigan said.

Village officials will consult with colleagues and seek input from other agencies to find a permanent replacement, the administrator said. “With Bob’s (Farber’s) guidance, we can find a good candidate,” he said.

“We thank Mr. Furman for his service to the Village of Shelby and wish him well in future endeavors.”

“I wish him well,” said Inglis. “He has a lot of talents, especially in contemporary law enforcement.”

OCP was unsuccessful in reaching Furman for comment.

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