Salt River Police Chief resigns from position

Posted at 1:47 PM, May 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-02 19:29:14-04

It has been two weeks since Salt River Police Chief Patrick Melvin was placed on administrative leave and now he has resigned.

The Salt River Police Department said a notice was sent out on Monday that Chief Patrick Melvin resigned from his position.

SRPD Assistant Chief Karl Auerbach will serve as the Acting Chief of Police, he has been with the department for 25 years.

A spokesperson with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community says it's their policy not to comment on personnel matters.