South Hadley’s Police Chief is calling it a career.
Chief Steve Parentela made the announcement Thursday on the department’s Facebook page, saying he made the decision to spend more time with his family.
Parentela thanked the department for their support saying he has been “truly honored to serve with some of the finest police officers,” he knows.
A South Hadley native, Chief Parentela became a Special Police Officer in 1983.
He will retire in the new year, on January 4, 2019.