Clayton Police Chief Blair Myhand has been placed on administrative leave. The action was taken on Monday.
Major Jon Gerrell is serving as interim police chief while Myhand is on paid leave.
Reached by email this afternoon, Interim Town Manager JD Solomon said he was unable to comment why the police chief is on administrative leave.
Myhand was hired in April 2017 as the Town of Clayton Police Chief. Previously he had served as a captain with the Apex Police Department.
In July 2020, questions were raised about Chief Myhand’s private security detail at his residence.