Hiram police chief resigns while under investigation

A Paulding County city’s police chief resigned while he and the department were under investigation.

Hiram police Chief Todd Vande Zande offered his resignation before a city council meeting Jan. 30, the city said Tuesday in a statement.

Vande Zande made his resignation effective April 16.

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The investigation that began in 2017 involved alleged employee morale issues and employee turnover within the police department, the city said.

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Southern Professional Investigations reported at the Jan. 30 meeting that no violations of state, federal or local ordinaces were discoverd. 

A final report has yet to be submitted to city council members for consideration. 

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