April 25, 2012 (MINNEAPOLIS) In an internal memo to the Minneapolis Police Department and the Minneapolis City Council sent earlier this morning Chief Tim Dolan announced that he will not seek a third term as Chief of the Minneapolis Police Department.
Chief Dolan made his intentions known earlier this week to Mayor R.T Rybak.
In his message this morning Chief Dolan said:
I have given notice to Mayor R.T. Rybak that I will not be seeking a third term when my current term as Chief expires in January of next year.
I started in law enforcement as a Hennepin County Sheriff’s Deputy in 1978 and came to the Minneapolis Police Department in 1983. After serving the people of Minnesota for over 34 years I feel it is time to move on to the next stage of life. It has been a great honor to have served here as both acting Chief and Chief since 2006.
I have lived and/or worked in the City of Minneapolis my entire life. Every day that I put on the uniform, I consider myself fortunate and honored to work with the finest team I have known. Thank you all for making that possible.
I will continue my duties as Chief until I retire late this year. I will provide public comment about my career, tenure as chief and future plans at that time.
The Chief is not available as he is attending the Police Executive Research Forum Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. As stated above he does intend to provide an opportunity to address the media as his retirement nears.