Lee’s Summit Police Chief Joe Piccinini announced Thursday that he will retire, effective Jan. 17.
“As I was approaching 30 years as a police officer, obviously I was considering retirement,” Piccinini told The Star’s sister publication, the Lee’s Summit Journal. “There is not really ever a really good time to do it. In talking with my family, we felt like now is a real good time for us and what we’re doing as a family.”
The city said Piccinini joined the department in 1983 as a probationary officer. He was named acting chief on Nov. 1, 2007, and was soon named permanent chief.