Police Chief Carolyn Hutchison told Carrboro officials Monday that she will retire Oct. 1 after 29 years working for the town.
Her first day with the department on Sept. 13, 1984, "was one of the luckiest days of my life,” Hutchison said in a letter to Town Manager David Andrews.
She worked in several roles with the department before being named chief in 1998, including as an undercover narcotics investigator, juvenile officer and patrol sergeant.
“Working as a Carrboro Police Officer has been, and remains, a distinct privilege,” Hutchison wrote in the letter.
“I have had, and continue to have, the opportunity to work with talented, creative, ethical, and accomplished Police Officers and Town staff. In addition, I honor and hold very dear the many experiences I have shared, and the relationships I have made, with community members.”