Raleigh police chief to retire

August 15, 2012 3:20:36 PM PDT
City Manager Russell Allen said Wednesday that Raleigh Police Chief Harry Dolan will retire Oct. 1 after five years as Raleigh's top cop.

"Harry Dolan has been an excellent police chief for Raleigh, but more importantly, he has been an exceptional leader," Allen said in a news release.

Dolan came to Raleigh in 2007 after serving as chief in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has a law enforcement career spanning 32 years.

"I am grateful to City Manager J. Russell Allen for selecting me to serve as Raleigh’s chief of police and a member of his leadership team," Dolan said in a statement.  

» Click here to read Dolan's retirement letter (.pdf) «

Allen said Deputy Chief of Police Cassandra Deck-Brown will serve as interim chief of police upon Chief Dolan’s departure and a search for a permanent replacement will begin.

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