LUDOWICI - Robert Parker has resigned as Ludowici police chief, but will remain on board to help select a successor, he said Tuesday evening.
Parker, who is also chairman of the Long County Board of Commissioners, became chief in September 2018 following the death of Frank McClelland.
“At this time, I feel that with my business, my position as county commission chairman, and a young family, that I can not devote the time and attention that’s needed to the position of Chief of Police,” he said. “I came to this conclusion some months back and decided to leave after my retirement was vested at the end of last year.”
Parker said he will be staying on in a consulting role for a month to ease the transition to a new administration at the Ludowici Police Department.
“I look forward to continuing to work with the mayor and council and continuing to serve the citizens of Ludowici in my role as county commission chairman,” he said.
Parker also represents District 5 on the county commission.