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UMES Police Chief Leaving

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UMES Chief of Police Ernest Leatherbury Jr. (Photo: www.umes.edu) UMES Chief of Police Ernest Leatherbury Jr. (Photo: www.umes.edu)

PRINCESS ANNE, Md.- The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will be looking for a new police chief. Chief Ernest Leatherbury will be leaving his position on April 8. 

UMES spokesperson Gail Stephens said Leatherbury has been the Director of Public Safety with the campus since July 2013. He retired from the Maryland State Police with 28 years of service prior to becoming UMES's police chief.

Leatherbury has accepted a position with the Department of Natural Resources Police, according to Bill Robinson, director of public relations at UMES. 

Robinson said there is no official word on Leatherbury's replacement and who will be named interim Chief of Police until a permanent replacement is found. 

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