Police Chief Bret Edge’s salary will be roughly equivalent to that of former Moab Police Chief Michael Navarre, adjusting for inflation, and about 30% less than that of his predecessor Jim Winder.
Bret Edge has been a stock broker, a photographer and is now Moab’s chief of police. Edge moved to Moab and began training to become a police officer 13 years ago, and since that time, he feels he has connected deeply with the community and settled down here.
Moab City Assistant Police Chief Bret Edge has been named the new chief of police following the announced departure of current Chief Jim Winder. Moab City Manager David Everitt announced the appointment on April 22.
Outgoing Moab Police Chief Jim Winder has taken a job with the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office as chief of investigations where he will work under the direction of DA Sim Gill.
Jim Winder does not play well with others. One of the nicest things I can say about him is he will never be accused of being a politician.
It’s hard to not be a little bitter. To feel a little used. To have “professionals” from the big city come on down to little old Moab and help us deal with our problems, only to have them leave because our style doesn’t fit their lives. To have them leave when they really had no intention of staying. To have them leave after they’ve jacked up salary levels that are beyond prudent budgets and could be spent on more meaningful things than inflated payrolls.
After nearly two years at the helm, City of Moab Police Chief Jim Winder will leave his position at some point in the near future.
Administrators at the Grand County School District put all district schools on lockdown near the end of the school day on Monday, March 11, after mistaking U.S. Marshals for a threat to school safety.