Shelley Chief of Police announces retirement

SHELLEY – Shelley Chief of Police Rod Mohler announces he plans to retire effective May 31, 2022. 

Shelley Chief of Police Rod Mohler announced that he planned to retire at Tuesday night’s city council meeting.  The Chief told the council his last day would be May 31, 2022.

In a letter to the council, he wrote, “After long and torturous deliberation, I have decided to give my Notice of Retirement.  This year marks my 30 years in Law Enforcement and my ten years as your Chief of Police.  It has been my honor and privilege to serve this wonderful community for all these years.  I am grateful to have been able to raise my family here and hopefully continue to watch my grandkids grow up in the community I love so dearly.  The lasting friendships that I have made working for the City of Shelley will forever be in my heart and hopefully will continue well after I am gone from the city.” 

Mohler served as a school resource officer for three years before becoming the Chief.  As Chief, he has worked closely with the Kiwanis Club on various events, including Spud Days. 

“The department has never been left in a better position to handle the future of Shelley,” city police commissioner Adam French said.  “He exemplified himself in the way he handled difficult problems.  I am obviously sad Rod is retiring but excited for his future.   I am excited he is not leaving the community but will still participate in community activities.  I consider him a good friend.”

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