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Lowell Police Chief changing careers
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Lowell Police Chief changing careers

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) After 24 years in law enforcement Lowell Police Chief James Hinton says it's time for something new.  Hinton turned in his resignation on March 17th.  He tells WZZM 13 News he will miss the people he works with but is ready for a new career. Hinton has been with the Lowell Police Department for more than 18 years, spending the last 2 and half years as chief.

Chief Hinton has been pursuing a business degree since 2003 from Northwood University. He says he plans to work part time while completing his degree. 

Hinton will be replaced by Barry Getzen who lives in Lowell Township.  Getzen is a retired Major from the Michigan State Police force. Chief Hinton's resignation takes effect April 15th.  

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