Bill Musser

Bill Musser (Haines Borough website)

Haines Borough Police Chief Bill Musser has turned in a letter of resignation after about one year on the job.

Borough Manager David Sosa said he received a letter of resignation from Musser on Friday. Sosa said the resignation has to do with Musser’s “personal family situation.”

Musser did not respond to phone messages or email for comment.

Sosa said the resignation is not related to an ongoing external audit of the police department. He said the audit of the police department will help establish guidelines for the new police chief when one is hired.

Musser’s last day at the department will be May 21. Sosa said he would release a statement about the resignation later today.

Musser was hired in February of last year after negotiations with another candidate for the job broke down. The Borough Public Safety Commission had recommended continuing a search for police chief candidates. The borough assembly approved Musser’s hire by a vote of 5 to 1.

He previously worked as police officer and chief in Meridian, Idaho for about 20 years.

Borough Public Facilities Director Carlos Jimenez also turned in his resignation last week after about two and a half years on the job. Sosa said Jimenez had received another job offer.