University of Texas at Arlington police chief Robert Hayes is retiring in the spring, according to a press release.
Chief Hayes has directed a staff of 138, including 38 sworn officers, and managed a budget of more than $5 million. Hayes retires effective March 31, 2013 after serving for 45 years.
A search for his successor will follow, according to the university.
“Chief Hayes has elevated the UT Arlington Police Department to new levels of professionalism and excellence and has earned the respect of law enforcement colleagues across the nation,” said John Hall, the University’s vice president for administration and campus operations. “We all have benefited from his commitment to ensuring a safe campus environment and providing professional development opportunities to his staff.”