Md. Police Chief to retire in July
Officials announce a retirement date for the Fruitland Police Chief as they say his law enforcement career spanned over three decades.
On Thursday, the Fruitland City Council says Police Chief Michael Phillips will retire on July 1.
In a statement, the Fruitland City Council says, "Under Chief Phillips' leadership of over 10 years the department has proven to be one of the most professional and premier police departments resulting in Fruitland being one of the safest municipalities in the State. The Fruitland City Council, The Fruitland Police Department and city staff, wish Chief Phillips all the best in his retirement from law enforcement, a career spanning over 33 years, and thank him for his dedication and service."
Officials say Lieutenant Brian Swafford will be promoted to the rank of Chief in July.