Madera Police Chief Michael Kime announced his retirement Wednesday afternoon, after almost 10 years on the job.
“It’s been a great ride, and a wonderful opportunity here in Madera,” Kime said. “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 will not retire immediately. His last day at work will be Sept. 7.
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...