Who is Jason Collier and what is the Stinnett police chief accused of?

JASON Collier, a police chief in Texas, has been put on leave after a woman alleged to be his girlfriend shared a series of shocking accusations on Facebook.

The chief of the Stinnett Police Department was slammed as a "poor representative" of the city by the woman, who accused him of having two girlfriends and a wife.

Who is Jason Collier?

Jason Collier has 21 years of law enforcement experience under his belt and he is currently the chief of Stinnett Police Department.

The cop has been married twice and has four children – two with his ex-wife and two with his current wife, Opal Collier.

Collier was on the board of a Texas-based religious organization – "Our Brothers Keeper" – with his wife.

The organisation was founded by Weslee Bolton.

In a statement on Wednesday, January 27, Bolton said two board members voluntarily resigned – but it was not clear whether he was referring to Collier and his wife.

"Without going into great detail or addressing any comments, concerns, or rumors I have been made aware of an ongoing situation involving two members that have asked to step down from the board of directors," he said in a statement.

"I will not address any specific questions or entertain any questions regarding these matters."

What is Jason Collier accused of?

Cecily Steinmetz, 39, alleges Collier was leading a "double/triple life" by having two girlfriends, including herself, and a wife.

Her viral Facebook post, shared on Tuesday, January 26, has 25,000 comments and it has been shared 31,000 times.

"Chief Jason Collier is living a double/triple life. I was his girlfriend until yesterday," the post said.

"He lied to me and presented me with fake annulment documents when I found out he was married.

"I also found out about a 2nd girlfriend, Kristi, last night. He has lied to us, our children, and asked us both to marry him.

"He is a poor representative of your town. He would also visit me in Amarillo when he was on shift.

"We just returned from vacation in Taos on Sunday – meanwhile, his other GF was told he was on work assignment in Portland, OR."

The drama surrounding the allegations against Collier has prompted memes and Facebook groups comparing it to a Netflix series.

One group – "Jason Collier Netflix series" – has more than 88,000 members.

The Stinnett Police Department said Collier has been placed on administrative leave amid an ongoing investigation.

"The City of Stinnett is aware of the current situation surrounding the Chief of Police Jason Collier," City Manager Durk Downs said in a statement.

"The city is taking this seriously and will be looking into any violations of city policy.

"Chief Jason Collier has been placed on administrative leave while the city investigates possible violations of city employment policy.

"As per city policy, we will refrain from commenting on any personal issues of personnel in a public forum."

When did he become Stinnett police chief?

Collier was named as the chief of Stinnett Police Department in Texas in February, 2020, according to Heavy.

He worked for several police departments in Texas, including as an officer, a detective and as chief of police at the Sunray Police Department.

The Stinnett Police Department announced the hiring of Collier as the top boss on Facebook.

According to Heavy, it said: "We are excited to announce our NEW Chief of Police, Jason Collier. Chief Collier comes from Borger Police Department where he was a Sergeant.

"Chief Collier is Married with 4 children, Ordained minister, 21 years law enforcement, FBI-LEEDA Trilogy graduate, TCOLE instructor, Master police officer, State of Texas Medal of Valor recipient."

Both the Stinnett Police Department’s Facebook page and Collier’s personal profile have been deleted since the accusations were made.

The US Sun has contacted Collier for comment.

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