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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Denison Accepts Police Chief, City Manager Resignations

The Denison City Council accepted two resignations during this week’s meeting. 

Police Chief Brandon Rinnan says his last day will be April 21 after about 13 months on the job. 

“That’s not what I planned. That’s not what I wanted to do. That’s not what I took the job thinking that I was going to do. There’s nobody in Denison that’s making me want to leave. It’s just an opportunity I can’t pass up,” said Rinnan. 

He says his new position will be outside of law enforcement. 

“I’ve been doing this profession for 17 years. It’s starting a new venture in my life and it’s kind of funny because I just turned 40 last July and I started thinking about kind of that second half of my life and what I wanted to do and I decided that’s going to be something different,” said Rinnan. 

Rinnan thanked everybody who gave him the chance to be the chief and welcomed him to the community. 

City Manager Brad Hanson says he is leaving May 16 after less than a year in Denison. 

“I think that we’re not a good fit. Sometimes you run into that. I’ve had a long conversation with family and colleagues about what my management style is, what they want in a leader, and where I’m at so I think it’s just a combination of things and some self-realization that I think maybe it’s just best that we go our separate ways,” said Hanson. 

Hanson says he doesn’t know exactly what he will be doing next but he and the city want to advertise his job as soon as possible. 

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