Chief Hill calls it a career.
Salina Chief of Police Jim Hill spent his last day at police headquarters yesterday, he officially retires October 1st.
City Manager Jason Gage tells KSAL News that the search for a new chief continues, while Deputy Chief Carson Mansfield is overseeing the police department on an interim basis, “Carson will be at the reins,” he said.
“He’s very, very experienced so we make an easy interim transition that provides no anxiety, no frustration and no worries whatsoever.”
Gage says about 40 applicants have submitted resumes during the nation wide search.
Hill became Police Chief in January of 1991. Hill said back in June, that after 44-years of wearing a uniform there’s a lot of mixed emotions.
“It’s kind of bittersweet because I have a lot of affection for the department and the great men and women who comprise this department, and for this city,” he said.
“It’s time to retire and turn the ship over to a new captain.”
The 64-year-old veteran says he’s looking forward to traveling and working on being a grandpa to his four grandchildren.