Chief of Police Michael Boyd announces his retirement after a 31 year career.  

After 31 years with the Somers Point Police Department, Chief Michael Boyd announced his retirement.

According to a post on the department's Facebook page, Boyd became a Somers Point police officer on Aug. 24, 1981 and served throughout the department as a patrol division supervisor, detective and patrol division commander. 

Boyd, 61, became chief of police in 2012. According to Press archives, he became the the third chief to head the city's Police Department in more than a quarter-century.

Boyd also helped implement the Law Enforcement Against Drugs and School Resource Officer programs with the town's school district.

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Joined the Press in November 2016. Graduate of Quinnipiac University. Previously worked as a freelance reporter in suburban Philadelphia and news/talk radio producer.

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