From the horse's mouth:
Morning everybody, last Wednesday I notified the Police Bureau that I would be retiring on January 30th. We are posting my job today and Chief Sizer is beginning the process of selecting my replacement. I believe Chief Sizer hopes to select the person and have them in the office during the week of January 19th, so we can begin the transition.
While I will not get to choose my replacement I have told Chief Sizer that the person must by grumpy, willing to laugh at you to your face instead of behind your back, in a twelve step program for something or willing to join one after they have the pager for a few months, and concerned about the carbon footprint of the media. I will bring my replacement around for the official meet and greet as soon as they get here.