City of Henderson selects new police chief

Henderson's former Police Chief LaTesha Watson. (Courtesy: City of Henderson)

HENDERSON (FOX5) -- Henderson police chief LaTesha Watson was placed on administrative leave, according to city officials.

City of Henderson public information officer Kathleen Richards confirmed that Watson's leave was effective as of Thursday.

The City of Henderson sent the following statement:

Deputy Police Chief Thedrick Andres has been named the acting police chief for the Henderson Police Department and Chief LaTesha Watson is on administrative leave until further notice. City Manager Richard Derrick has the utmost confidence in the department’s leadership and Henderson will continue to be one of America’s safest cities thanks to the many fine officers and civilians that work at the Henderson Police Department.

The Henderson Police Officers' Association also released a statement:

The Henderson Police Officers’ Association (HPOA) represents 378 rank and file police and corrections officers of the City of Henderson. We enjoy a longstanding, collaborative relationship with City Management, the Mayor and Council. We were informed of the news regarding Chief Watson being placed on administrative leave this morning via email. The City does not discuss personnel matters publicly, and our Association has no information to share with regards to Chief Watson. What we want the citizens of our great City to know is that we will continue to provide the world-class police services that they have come to expect and enjoy. These services have earned our City accolades from many sources as one of the safest cities in America, and that will not change.

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