A little over a year has passed since Robert Sullenberger was sworn in as Arlington's police chief on April 30, 2009. On August 19, he announced his resignation from the post, effective September 17.
Sullenberger, who came from the Boulder, Colo., police department, will return to that area as a Division Chief for the Boulder County Sheriff's Department.
"It has been a great honor to serve the people of Arlington and the members of the Arlington Police Department," said Sullenberger. "I wish to thank the City for the awesome opportunity and the memories that will last a lifetime."
Arlington's mayor Margaret Larson said, "Chief Sullenberger has accomplished a great deal in his short time with the City of Arlington. I am sad to see Bob leave and will miss him and his leadership."
Sullenberger is a 32-year veteran of law enforcement, having served his entire career with the Boulder police department before taking on the Arlington position. He had retired from the Colorado department as the Deputy Chief of Police for Operations.
The search for the next police chief is anticipated to take three to four months. When Sullenberger was hired, he was one of 38 candidates for the job.