Yreka Police Chief Announces His Retirement

Chief Brian Bowles has been an officer for 27 years, and Yreka's Chief of Police for 14.

Posted: Mar 29, 2018 11:17 AM
Updated: Mar 29, 2018 11:20 AM

YREKA, Calif. — Yreka's Chief of Police announced his retirement on Thursday. Chief Brian Bowles said that he has been with the department in various positions for 27 years—14 of those years as Chief.

Chief Bowles' will leave the Yreka Police Department (YPD) on April 28, 2018. He said that he has planned a retirement event in Yreka at the Etna Tap House on Sunday, April 29 at 4:00 p.m.

"Working with the outstanding people at the Yreka Police Department and giving them what they need to do their job has been the highlight of my career," said Chief Bowles. "Seeing the dedication, commitment and passion to help the community in each person at YPD puts a big smile on my face every day."

The YPD will be moving into a new facility soon, according to Chief Bowles. Plans for choosing his successor are already well under way.

 A Facebook post from YPD with Chief Bowles' full statement can be read below.

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