Halifax Regional Police Chief Jean Michel Blais has announced he will be retiring by March 31, 2019.
Blais was appointed to the role in October 2012 after 25 years with the RCMP.
"Leading the dedicated Halifax Regional Police team and serving our community as Chief of Police have been two of the greatest privileges of my professional life. The decision to retire is not one I made lightly," says Blais in a news release.
"Our employees' dedication to service and commitment to our communities has been a constant source of inspiration to me in this role," he says. "We have made great progress together as a team – and I thank all our employees and citizens of Halifax Regional Municipality for this incredible honour to serve."
Chief Blais will continue as Chief of Police over the next several months leading up to his retirement. A formal recruitment process will begin for a new Chief.