Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen fired

Scott Bowen
(Courtesy: Lebanon police)

LEBANON, Tenn. (WKRN) – Lebanon’s police chief, Scott Bowen, has been fired.

Lebanon Mayor Phillip Craighead made the announcement Wednesday evening, though a specific reason other than it was time for the department to change direction, was not given on why Bowen was removed from the position.

Mayor Craighead said Bowen has been placed on administrative leave though the end of the year.

Keith Williams, Partner at Lannom & Williams, released the following statement on behalf of his client, Scott Bowen:

“Scott Bowen has served on Lebanon’s police force since 1990 and as Chief of Police since 2003. During that time, he has overseen dramatic growth and improvements in the department, which have assisted the citizens of our city. He is proud of the progress that’s been made and it is his sincere hope that the LPD continues to grow and improve in its service and support to our community. We have been in contact with the Lebanon Mayor’s Office and City Attorney and are looking forward an amicable resolution regarding this matter.”

Captain Michael Van Hook will serve as interim Chief of Police until a new chief is hired.

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