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Fort Lauderdale police chief leaving for BSO

Chief Frank Adderley has worked for Fort Lauderdale Police Department since 1980

Chief Frank Adderley is leaving the Fort Lauderdale Police Department to join the Broward Sheriff's Office. (Fort Lauderdale Police Department)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – After more than three decades with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Chief Frank Adderley is leaving to join the Broward Sheriff's Office.

Adderley, 55, informed his co-workers of the decision Wednesday, city spokesman Chaz Adams told Local 10 News.

Fort Lauderdale's top cop joined the department in 1980 and was promoted to police chief in 2008.

Adderley said his last day as police chief will be Jan. 28.

File: Fort Lauderdale police Chief Frank Adderley's resignation letter

"As a member of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department for the past 36 years and serving as police chief for the past 8 years, I recognize my time with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department as one of the greatest honors of my life," Adderley said in a resignation letter to City Manager Lee Feldman. "As I tender my resignation, I also tender my thanks to you and all of our city leaders for your support and providing our department the resources needed to fulfill our commitment to keep our city safe."

Adderley's replacement hasn't yet been determined.


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