ORLAND, Calif. - Orland's police chief announced his intent to retire from the department on Wednesday.
Chief J.C. Tolle said in a letter to City Manager Peter Carr that his retirement will be effective on July 3.
"I have had the privilege of serving the Orland community for nearly 24 years," Tolle said. "I feel tremendously blessed and honored to have served the last seven years of my career as the chief of police."
Tolle was appointed police chief in May of 2012 after a year in the role of acting chief, and following 10 years as a sergeant in the Orland Police Department.
Chief Tolle's consistent, solid excellence as chief provided the leadership needed for Orland PD to establish itself as a high performance, professional law enforcement team," Carr said. "They've earned the community's respect and admiration."
Tolle said he plans to continue living in Orland and he wants to pursue entrepreneurial interests locally.