BURNS, OR (Released from the City of Burns)-
On January 5, 2022, former City of Burns Police Chief Newton Skunkcap resigned his position with the City of Burns effective immediately. Mr. Skunkcap served as the Police Chief since April 1, 2015 and had been employed with the
City of Burns since 2008. The City of Burns would like to thank Mr. Skunkcap for his years
of service to our community.
The City of Burns City Council will meet in a Special City Council Session on Thursday,
January 06, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at Burns City Hall, 242 S. Broadway in Burns. The city
council will take action on a proposed Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the
City of Burns and Harney County for Interim Police Chief services. The proposed IGA will
be temporary only as the city seeks hire a highly qualified chief of police to serve as our
next Chief of Police to lead the future of the Burns Police Department.
The City of Burns wishes to thank Harney County, the Harney County Sheriff’s Office, The
City of Hines, and the Hines Police Department for their assistance with law enforcement
services during this time.