Lead MP officer said he resigned at board’s request

By on October 9, 2009

MAPLE PARK—Former Maple Park Police Officer Chuck Slater said Wednesday he resigned from the Police Department in early September at the Village Board’s request.

He said the board did not give him a reason for wanting him to leave the department, where he had been officer in charge for the past 16 months.

Village Personnel Committee Chairman Debra Armstrong would not disclose whether or not the board asked Slater to resign, since the issue is personnel related.

“All that I can say is that he submitted his resignation, and we accepted it,” Armstrong said.

While the Police Department does not have an officer in charge, Armstrong said she has that role.

Slater worked for the Maple Park Police Department for 6-1/2 years, he said.

The village of Maple Park did not make a public announcement about Slater’s resignation.

Former Maple Park Village President Ross Deuringer said he believes Slater was a valuable employee.

“I don’t know why he was fired,” Deuringer said.