CRESTVIEW, Fla. (WKRG) — Crestview’s Police Chief Jamie L. Grant announced Thursday he will be retiring at the end of June. That will mean Grant will have served just over a year as the chief. He took the helm in June 2018 after former Chief Tony Taylor was dismissed due to in an investigation
The annoucment came in a press release which you can read here:
On April 18, 2019, the Crestview Police Department’s Chief of Police, Jamie L. Grant, has announced his intentions to retire from law enforcement effective June 30, 2019, having reached the thirty-year mark of his career with the Crestview Police Department.
Grant, who has been employed with Police Department of the City of Crestview since April of 1989, presented his Letter of Intent to Retire, to the City Manager Tim Bolduc yesterday. Bolduc said he was appreciative of Chief Grant’s thirty-years of service to the citizens of Crestview and was thankful for his integral role in the transition of the new city government structure and the transition into his current position as the Chief of Police.
Bolduc said; that the procedures of the selection process for Grant’s replacement in June, are already in the works and will soon be established. Bolduc will place the current Assistant Chief of Police, Lisa Sprague, into the position as the Interim Chief of Police until the replacement for Chief Grant has been selected from a detailed and carefully designed vetting and selection process.
While the date has not yet been selected for the announcement for accepting applications from candidates for the expected opening for the Chief of Police, Bolduc plans to make the announcement of the position once the procedures and selection processes have been clearly established.
Chief Grant said he still plans to remain with the Police Department as a Volunteer Reserve Officer as he ventures into his long awaited retirement.