Denison Police Chief to retire

DENISON, Tex. (KXII) - Police Chief Jay Burch is retiring next month, the City of Denison announced Thursday.

Burch has served as chief in Denison for the past 7 years, and is a 31-year veteran of law enforcement in Texas, inclduing the last 18 years as a police chief.

The city has hired a recruitment firm to assist with the search of a new police chief and hopes to fill the position as soon as possible.

Burch's retirement is effective February 28.