STOCKTON (CBS13) — Stockton’s Chief of Police has announced helium volition beryllium retiring astatine the extremity of the year.
Eric Jones announced his impending status connected Tuesday.
“I americium highly thankful to person led specified a large enactment and moving for our community. The men and women of the Stockton Police Department proceed to springiness selfless dedication each time for the information of our citizens and the assemblage partnerships we person formed and the trust-building enactment we person done has helped determination our City forward,” Jones wrote successful a missive to the metropolis announcing his retirement.
Jones had been with the Stockton Police Department since 1993. He roseate the ranks, starting archetypal arsenic a constabulary officer, earlier becoming main successful 2012.
City leaders lauded Jones’ enactment successful the community.
“His volition beryllium pugnacious shoes to fill,” said Stockton City Manager Harry Black successful a connection connected Jones’ retirement.
Assistant Chief James Chraska volition service arsenic the interim Chief of Police erstwhile Jones retires astatine the extremity of 2021, metropolis officials say.