Madera Police Chief Michael Kime has announced his retirement, after almost 10 years on the job.
"It's been a great ride, and a wonderful opportunity here in Madera. It's difficult to leave and I have made a lot of friendships here. But it's time to take a break and pursue the next chapter in my life. I have no definite plans at the moment, and I am looking at all my professional options," Kime said.
Kime will not be retiring immediately. His last day in office will be September 7th.
City Administrator David Tooley said Kime's announcement will allow a transitional period of continued leadership, while a search begins for a new chief of police.