New Springfield Police Chief Announced

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – The City of Springfield has named Tim Doney as the new Springfield chief of police.

Tim Doney was one of four final candidates chosen for the position last month from the original pool of 50 applicants.

Doney said the following in a note to the public Wednesday: “I look forward to serving the City of Springfield and leading the men and women of the Springfield Police Department who work diligently to protect all citizens on a daily basis.  I am honored by my selection and look forward to becoming part of a community and department; both of which impressed me greatly during the selection process with their enthusiasm and pride.”

The Springfield city manager says they expect Doney to start on Dec. 18. His starting annual salary will be $118,477.

Doney was part of the Medford Police Department for over 25 years. He served the last two years as their deputy police chief but has also held roles as patrol officer,  detective, patrol sergeant, detective sergeant and lieutenant.

In Medford, Doney had direct responsibility of 121 staff members and a budget of $15 million. The Springfield city manager says that compares to a Springfield staff of 123 employees and a total adopted budget of $19.7 million.

“Tim Doney possesses the character, integrity, creativity and dedication that are the cornerstone of what we expect in Springfield,” said City Manager Gino Grimaldi. “I have full confidence that he will lead our department into the future as we face challenges and opportunities moving forward.”

Lane County District Attorney Alex Gardner was one of the final four candidates for the position. The other two candidates were a captain in Turlock, California and a commander of criminal investigations with the King County Sheriff”s Office in Washington.

You can see Doney’s full resume here.

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