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Published January 07, 2014, 03:56 PM

Grand Forks Police Chief to retire

The Grand Forks police chief is retiring. John Packett has been Chief of Police in Grand Forks for 16 years. He's retiring in March to work in the security field. he'll be moving to Nebraska to be closer to family.

By: WDAZ Staff Reports, WDAZ

The Grand Forks police chief is retiring. John Packett has been Chief of Police in Grand Forks for 16 years. He's retiring in March to work in the security field. he'll be moving to Nebraska to be closer to family.

"I've accepted a position in the private sector in Omaha which is our hometown and what have you, but certainly it's with reservations. 16 great years having the pleasure to lead the police department in Grand Forks and I will miss it," said Packett.

Packett's last day is March 1st.

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