TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre will retire at the end of June, he confirmed Friday afternoon.
He told WTVA he's known for some time he planned to retire.
With two deputy chiefs in place, he's confident they'll be able to manage the police department until a new chief is named.
Mayor Jason Shelton is not seeking re-election, and the general election in June will determine his successor.
The new mayor will then be able to appoint a new chief.
Aguirre joined the Tupelo Police Department in 1985.