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Covington Police Chief retiring

Spike Jones at his retirement announcement on Wednesday. (FOX19 NOW) Spike Jones at his retirement announcement on Wednesday. (FOX19 NOW)

Covington Police Chief Michael “Spike” Jones will retire after 26 years in the department.

Jones, a life-long Covington resident, was named Chief in July of 2012. His last day will be May 31, the city announced at a press conference on Wednesday.

City Manager Larry Klein  recommended Assistant Police Chief Bryan Carter be appointed as the next Chief. He's served in the assistant position since 2012.

“Because of his leadership and development of the command staff, he leaves a Department that is well positioned to fill the vacuum created by his retirement,” Klein said of Jones.

Prior to being named Chief, Jones served as Interim Police Chief, Lieutenant Colonel, Lieutenant, and Sergeant.

"I look back on my time here with stoic yet warm regards," said Chief Jones. "Regardless of my ability to make things better, the City of Covington, its people, and most of all its Police Department have made me better. And for that, I am ever grateful."

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