CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (WWBT) - Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Long announced his retirement plans at a press conference on Monday morning.
Chief Longo plans to retired on May 1, 2016 and a search for his successor will begin next month, according to the City of Charlottesville.
"It'll be easy for me to step out of this uniform and have no regrets" Chief Longo said.
Longo has served for more than 25 years in law enforcement and holds a law degree from the University of Baltimore. He served on the Baltimore Police Department before coming to Charlottesville to serve as Police Chief in 2001.
During his tenure he has helped guide the department through several high-profile cases, including the homicides of University of Virginia students Yeardley Love and Hannah Graham, and Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington. He also investigated the claims made in a Rolling Stone article into alleged sex assaults at University of Virginia.
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