Sources tell abc27 that Middletown Police Chief Mark Hovan submitted his letter of resignation to borough officials Thursday morning.
Hovan was sworn in on June 25 and at the time had 14 years of experience with the department. He said he wanted police to become more active with children in the community and at schools.
As news spread through the borough, residents were surprised to hear Hovan submitted his resignation. Ed Collins was hoping politics didn't force Hovan out.
“I don't know the details, but if it was something the borough did against him, I would look at it differently,” Collins said.
The sources told abc27 that Hovan will stay on the police force as a detective.