Des Moines Police Chief Announces Plans to Retire

Des Moines police chief Judy Bradshaw laughs while  meeting with assistant police chief Dave Lillard during a daily briefing in her office on July 18, 2012. (Christopher Gannon/The Register)

Des Moines police chief Judy Bradshaw laughs while meeting with assistant police chief Dave Lillard during a daily briefing in her office on July 18, 2012. (Christopher Gannon/The Register)

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Chief of Police for the City of Des Moines is retiring after 34 years with the department. Chief Judy Bradshaw made the announcement Tuesday morning.

“After 34 years, it is time to move on, seek other opportunities, and find different ways to serve the community,” Bradshaw said in a statement. “I intend to retire from the Des Moines Police Department in early October of this year.”

“Our Department has never had a stronger field of internal candidates who are talented and qualified to lead our fine organization, and it is my hope the next Chief will come from within,” Bradshaw added.

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