"It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the City of Lansing as your chief of police, and I will always cherish the memories and the friendships I've developed both inside and outside the department,"
Lansing Police Chief Teresa Szymanski will be retiring effective April 20th.
In a release, Chief Szymanski says "I am grateful to Mayor (Virg) Bernero for placing his trust in me to run the best police department in the state of Michigan, but it is time to move on to new challenges and new opportunities."
Mayor Bernero is expected to name an interim chief in the coming days.
Szymanski has served with the Lansing Police Department for 26 years.
She was named interim chief in March 2010 after Mark Alley retired.
Szymanski was promoted to chief in February 2011.
Both she and the mayor will discuss her retirement this afternoon, and we will have more in our evening broadcasts.