Meyer is the departments Deputy Chief and took over unofficially for former Chief Doug Schmitt after Schmitt was placed on administrative leave by the city. The City Commission investigated Schmitt’s testimony March 7th at a legislative hearing on an immigration bill. Schmitt claimed to have knowledge of area businesses that knowing hire illegal immigrants and claimed on of the businesses would even provide documents for those who didn’t have them. The City Commission accepted Schmitt’s retirement and resignation last Thursday. Haeder also asked the Commission for permission to find a permenent replacement for Schmitt…[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2011/04/meyerchief2.mp3|titles=meyerchief2]
Meyer has been with the Huron police department for 32 years, which was the same number of years Schmitt had been with the city.