Carlsbad Police Chief Announces Retirement

by The Editors on July 24, 2009

Tom-ZollThomas Zoll, Carlsbad’s police chief who spent a while in March and April of 2009 on administrative leave, has announced that he is retiring, according to a story in the North County Times.

Zoll, 58, cited no specific reason for his departure in an interview, saying he has been in law enforcement for 37 years, and has been considering retirement for some time. . . “You know when it’s time, and it’s time,” he said. . . However, in an e-mail sent to members of the police department Wednesday, Zoll cited the stress from recent departmental troubles and a series of family problems as the main factors in his decision. The letter talked about the deaths of his father and mother-in-law in 2008. . . “It is also no secret that this year has been challenging at best,” Zoll wrote.

Zoll will reportedly continue in his position until his replacement is found. Zoll was paid $170k a year, so we’re guessing it won’t be that difficult to find qualified help.

[Link: North County Times]

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