Deputy Chief Chris Gibson, an 18-year veteran of the Beaverton Police Department, resigned his position Monday evening and left the agency.

In an e-mail sent to members of Beaverton's police force Tuesday morning, Police Chief David Bishop said Gibson resigned for personal reasons, and the agency wished him well.

Gibson was appointed deputy chief in July 2004. He is the first officer to serve in that role in the department's history.

Gibson joined Beaverton's law enforcement team in 1988 as a volunteer reserve officer. In the same year, he became a full-time police officer with the department and served as a patrol officer until being promoted to the rank of sergeant in 1996.

Gibson was promoted to lieutenant in 1998 and captain in 2003.

He is married and has one daughter. He is a Portland State University graduate with a bachelor's of science degree in public administration.

He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

In his position as deputy chief, Gibson assisted with the direction of the department by managing and overseeing all divisions.

He also served as the primary adviser to the chief by forming policy and procedure recommendations for approval and assisted in developing and implementing the department's goals.

In Chief Bishop's absence, Gibson also served as the acting chief of police.

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