Premont City Council accepted Police Chief Billy Hack's resignation letter on Tuesday evening after a two and a half hour executive session.

According to officials, the chief and the council along with the Mayor did not see eye to eye on many issues that concerned the police department. Hack was in office for approximately a year.

Hack and his attorney Celeste Robertson with Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) discussed several conditions related to the resignation including severance pay and benefits, according to city officials.

After the chief was dismissed of his duties he collected some of his personal belongings and told Premont residents at the meeting he would be back at the office the following morning.

The council then appointed Sgt. Fernando Garcia as Interim Chief of Police until further notice.

Garcia has more than 20 years of experience and was the former Police Chief of the San Diego Police Department.