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New police chief to retire in 4 years

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Shelly Zimmerman may be our next SDPD chief, but only until 2018.

According to an article on the San Diego Reader's website, the newly-appointed chief will be required to retire in four years.

Zimmerman elected to participate in the city's Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP). According to program regulations, a DROP participant enters into an irrevocable contract with the San Diego City Employees Retirement System (SDCERS) and the city. The participant agrees to leave employment and retire no later than five years from the date they entered DROP. Zimmerman opted to participate in the program effective March 2, 2013.

UT San Diego reports Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer knew about the retirement deadline. He issued the following statement:

"I picked Shelley Zimmerman to be our next Police Chief because our department needs immediate leadership. I am confident she will do a fantastic job over the next four years, and take action to ensure public confidence and trust in the police department for years to come."

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