Statement from Mayor Matt Childers

Augusta City Mayor Matt C. Childers released the following statement today:

"Today we formally announce the retirement of Tyler Brewer, effective Sept. 30th, 2017. Chief Brewer served the City of Augusta as its Director of Public Safety for the past 14 years. In that time he was a valued member of our team. We appreciate his efforts and thank him for his service throughout the years.

In the interim, Major Ray Marbut has accepted the role of Interim Director of Public Safety. He will continue in this role until a formal search and selection of a permanent Director has been made. All DPS employees will now report to him."

 Brewer had been on administrative leave the past month.