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Oak Ridge Police Chief James T. “Jim” Akagi is retiring in October, officials said Friday.
The retirement announcement was made by the Oak Ridge City Manager’s Office.
Akagi has been police chief since July 1, 2011. His retirement is effective October 20.
Akagi has led 64 sworn members of the Oak Ridge Police Department, managed the acquisition of new equipment for the department, achieved funding for a new radio and police software system, and increased training opportunities for Oak Ridge officers, a press release said. [Read more…]