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Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance plans to retire at the end of the month

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance says he plans to retire.

Vance is a 30-year veteran with the Jackson Police Department. He has held several leadership positions within the department including, Precinct Two Commander and Assistant Chief to three former chiefs. 

“Chief Lee Vance will be retiring at the conclusion of the year. Both in my capacity as Mayor and prior to becoming Mayor, I’ve had great respect for Chief Vance. He has been an asset to the City and an asset to my family personally," said Mayor Lumumba. "We celebrate his thirty plus year career and an argument can be made that Chief Lee Vance is the best police chief that the City has seen to date.”

He was made chief during Mayor Tony Yarber's administration. 

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Vance is a graduate of Lanier High School and Jackson State University. 

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