SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) – San Bernardino County Sheriff Rod Hoops has announced he will retire at the end of this year, capping 34 years with the department.
The Riverside Press Enterprise reports after being appointed four years ago, the 55-year-old says he’s had a good run and he’s stepping away at the top of his game.
Hoops is recommending Assistant Sheriff John McMahon to succeed him. Hoops has accepted a position as an executive fellow at Washington, DC-based Police Foundation.
He started with the department as a 21-year-old patrol officer in 1978.
The sheriff receives an annual salary of $225,574 and $217,115 in benefits.