The Fairbanks police chief is planning to retire from the position he has held since 2009.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/sPPLnL) says Laren Zegar’s retirement is effective July 1.
Until the city selects a replacement, Deputy Chief Brad Johnson will serve as interim chief.
City spokeswoman Amber Courtney said Thursday that Zager had long planned to retire and his retirement is not a surprise.
Courtney says Zager does not want to be interviewed about the retirement because he feels it is a non-issue.
Courtney says it’s her understanding that Zager decided to stay longer to help new Mayor John Eberhart, who took office in October.
In a letter to staffers, Zager says his original vision of leading the department for two or three years extended to more than five.
Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com
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