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Beavercreek Police Chief Rescinds Retirement

The Beavercreek Police Chief will not be retiring next month. According to a written statement from Dennis Evers, he says he will continue to lead the department for the “forseeable future.”

Evers submitted a letter of resignation in October indicating his intent to retire in January. The Dayton Daily News reports he had stated his decision was based on “philosophical differences” concerning the city’s succession plan and his desire to do what is best for the law enforcement department.

Evers has said his decision has nothing to do with the officer-involved shooting death of John Crawford III at the Beavercreek Walmart in August.

He plans to stay and work on the police department’s law enforcement re-accreditation with the Commission of Accredited Law Enforcement Agencies and preparation of “future department leadership.”