Redlands, Ca., Police Chief Jim Bueermann, will retire at year’s end, the Redlands Daily Facts reports. Bueermann, 53, recognized internationally as an expert in modern policing techniques. He serves as an adviser to about a dozen boards and institutions across the U.S. and in the United Kingdom dealing with subjects ranging from the use of technology in law enforcement to recidivism in parolees.
“We have some huge shoes we’re going to have to fill,” said Mayor Pete Aguilar said. “Jim has left an incredible mark on this city he has had a great tenure with the department.” Bueermann began his Redlands police career in 1978 as a reserve officer. He rose through the ranks of detective, sergeant, lieutenant and captain before succeeding Lew Nelson as chief in 1998. He said he chose to retire because of a convergence of what he called “personal and professional responsibilities.”