The New Bern Police Department will celebrate the retirement of its long-time Chief of Police Frank Palombo.
Palombo will retire Wednesday after nearly 14 years on the job. He is one of Eastern Carolina's longest serving police chiefs.
After retirement, Palombo will stay in New Bern and work as a consultant for the city.
New Bern officials say five candidates will begin the interview process later this week to find Palombo's replacement. In the meantime, Lt. John West will serve as the interim police chief.
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