"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.
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.