ARVIN, Calif. (KERO) — Arvin Police Chief Eddie Brock is resigning from his duties. Arvin City Manager Jeff Jones confirmed Brock's last day will be September 28th.
In a statement, the City of Arvin stated: "Arvin City Manager, Jeff Jones is saddened by the Chief’s departure. Chief Brock will be missed as an integral part of the management team. The City of Arvin wishes Chief Edwin Brock the best in his future endeavors."
Earlier this year, Chief Brock had been in the running to become the San Diego County interim sheriff but was not chosen for that position.
The statement went on to read: "During Chief Brock’s 17-month tenure, he has reconstructively led the charge with the existing staff through proactive leadership, training, and accountability. He has been the driving force in addressing staffing deficits. He has championing existing staff assignments to best suit the department and individuals needs and utilizing previously underutilized and untapped talent. Chief Brock has used extremely limited resources, to improve every facet of the department’s operations, facilities, fleet, technology, weapons, and equipment."
Jones says the city is in the process of hiring someone to provide guidance to the department while also recruiting a new police chief.