Yorktown Police Chief Resigns
Randall Snyder has resigned from his position as Yorktown Police Chief.
“He submitted his letter last week. His last day with the city will be April 25,” Yorktown Mayor René Hernandez said.
According to Mayor Hernandez, Snyder accepted another position that he had applied for earlier that offered a larger salary, noting Snyder did not resign because he was unhappy with the City of Yorktown, but because of better opportunities for himself and his family.
“Although I am disappointed, I can’t fault him,” Mayor Hernandez said of Snyder’s decision. “It’s a better decision for his family.”
Snyder was hired by Yorktown City Council at a special meeting on February 2. Snyder began his duties with the department on March 2. Prior to coming to Yorktown, Snyder had been serving as full-time officer for the City of Rio Hondo in addition to teaching at Harlingen High School.
“Now we go back to the drawing board,” Mayor Hernandez said, noting City Council will discuss the Chief of Police position at the City Council meeting on Monday, April 24.
Hernandez said there are currently three full-time and two reserve officers on patrol for the City of Yorktown.