Bastrop, Tx–David Board, city police chief since 2002, tendered his resignation from city employment and as chief of the department on Monday.

Board, 46, had been a Bastrop policeman since 1986. He will remain on leave without official duties until Nov. 1 when he will qualify for city retirement benefits, said an announcement today from Bastrop City Manager Mike Talbot. The city manager said Board’s resignation has been accepted and is irrevocable.

Board had been on leave since Aug. 18. The previous evening he was arrested in Austin on a drunk driving charge.
Talbot said Board was “allowed to resign” as part of a negotiated arrangement for his separation from city employment.

Talbot said a search for a new chief for the 25-member department will begin immediately. In the meantime, Assistant Chief Matt Wagner will direct the department.