JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER
GRANITE SHOALS — Granite Shoals Police Chief J.P. Wilson is on paid administrative leave, City Manager Ken Nickel said April 29 but declined to say why.
“I will not comment on personnel,” he said. “He is still a full-time employee. He is being paid with benefits.”
Nickel didn’t specify the duration of the leave.
Wilson has been a member of the department for a little more than 13 years.
During his tenure, Wilson helped transform the agency from basically a city marshal’s office into a respected police department. He helped introduce a more stringent registered sex offender ordinance as well.
In March, Calvin Boyd defeated Wilson in the Burnet County Republican race for the sheriff nomination.
Capt. Gary Boshears has been running the department for the past couple of weeks.
“He is the second in command,” Nickel said. “That’s normal.”