Cobb Police Chief John Houser will retire on Jan. 27. Courtesy of Cobb County

Cobb County police chief to retire

Cobb County Police Chief John Houser will be retiring by the end of the month. An interim chief will be named before Houser’s last day on Jan. 27.

Cobb’s Police chief since 2010, Houser will be leaving after serving with the Cobb County Police Department for 32 years. A Cobb resident for nearly 40 years, Houser also is the founder and race director for the Cobb County Make-A-Wish 5K.

Applications are being accepted at CobbCounty.PeopleAdmin.com for this position and other vacant positions with the county.

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