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Mattoon police chief retires

Jason Taylor will take over as the new police chief of Mattoon starting December 1. (Mattoon Police Department)

The city of Mattoon will soon have a new police chief.

This comes after the current police chief, Jeff Branson, announced he's retiring. Branson has held the position since 2010.

Jason Taylor will take over as the new police chief of Mattoon starting December 1. He’s currently the deputy chief and has been with the department since 1997.

The council approved Taylor as chief at Tuesday’s council meeting.


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