Chillicothe Police Chief Rick Knouse has announced he will retire after 40 years with the department.
Chillicothe Mayor Chuck Haney says Knouse’s retirement becomes effective September 29th.
Knouse served as a reserve officer for years and has worked full-time with the department for the last 36 years serving as Chief of Police for the last 17 years.
Knouse stated in a letter addressed to the mayor and City Council that he has enjoyed being a police officer for the city of Chillicothe. “I have come to the time where I need to enjoy my life and be with my family,” he stated. He said he is leaving the city with a highly-trained and great police department.
Knouse’s letter to the city was dated June 28 and Mayor Haney reports a search for a new police chief has started.