Southampton Police Chief Michael Goyette is retiring at the end of the day today.
In a statement, he says it is a little earlier than he intended but he wants to devote full time to his family including one member who is fighting cancer.
The interim police chief will be Lt Ian Illingsworth.
The retiring chief says that his last wish is for all his officers to return safely home at the end of their shifts for the rest of their careers.
(Badge with thanks Southampton Police Department)