IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. — The municipality of Irondequoit has shared the news that the chief of police will be retiring.
The decision that Chief Alan Laird had taken was disclosed to the public on Thursday.
“After over 27 years in law enforcement, and the last 22 with the town of Irondequoit, I am retiring from the position of Chief of the Irondequoit Police Department. This is a decision that I came to after great consideration and with family support. This is a decision that is based upon personal reasons and for my family. I am eternally grateful to the town of Irondequoit and the support from the community. It is now time for me to be there for my family,” Laird said in a statement.
“We thank Chief Laird for his service and dedication of 22 years with the town of Irondequoit Police Department. Chief Laird has led the department honorably, and under his leadership, the police department is at full staff for the first time in many years. We support and respect his personal decision to retire and spend time with his family. We wish him all the best in his retirement,” Irondequoit Town Supervisor Rory Fitzpatrick added.
Laird has been a member of the police force for the last 22 years and has served as a chief of the department since 2020.
He will officially be stepping down from his position on November 25th.