One of the longest serving current police chiefs in Eastern Carolina says he is retiring.
New Bern Police Chief Frank Palombo says he will retire on June 1st.
Palombo, who is originally from New York City, has been chief since 1997. Prior to New Bern he spent 20 years with Clearwater, Florida police.
Palombo says he plans to stay in New Bern after his retirement and will serve as a consultant with the city for a short time after retiring.
There is no immediate word on the selection process for a new chief.