STOCKTON, CA - Stockton Police Chief Blair Ulring will take on the duties of interim police chief in Stockton as soon as he retires.
The action was taken Monday night by City Manager Bob Deis.
"The city manager determined hiring Blair back on an interim basis would help provide stability to the department," said Mayor Ann Johnston.
Johnston said Ulring will work as interim for six months. She was not aware of what Ulring will earn in the position.
Johnston declined to offer her opinion on Ulring taking a job that wouldn't exist if he didn't retire in the first place.
"Retirees have the ability to work in places after retirement. We've seen that with other chiefs. They've gone to work for the D.A. 's office or the county. They have that ability. That's how the law is set up, they can do that," said Johnston.
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