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MUPD chief announces retirement

MU Police Chief Jack Watring has announced his retirement effective in June.

Watring’s last day in office will be April 1st, and the new interim chief is Major Doug Schwandt.

Watring worked for the department for 44 years. He also worked with the Missouri State Highway Patrol before he came to work with MUPD in June 1971.

Brian Weimer with MUPD said Watring will be missed, but he has done a lot of work for the department in his tenure.

Weimer said Watring plans to spend more time with his family and go fishing.

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