Horry County Police Department Deputy Chief Maurice Jones is set to retire at the beginning of next month.
“We are grateful for his years of service and wish him a very happy retirement,” said Krystal Dotson, Horry County police spokeswoman.
His last day with the department that he’s served for 33 years will be July 1, Dotson said.
Jones is the third deputy chief to leave the HCPD in the last 14 months. Former deputy chief Kelvin Waites left the department last June to take the top cop job in Georgetown, while former deputy chief Scott Rutherford announced his retirement soon after former police chief Saundra Rhodes stepped down May 6, 2016.
A few months later, police chief Joe Hill was sworn into office in September.
Just days before Hill began his new job, a grand jury indicted four former officers on numerous charges of misconduct in office and two officers face criminal sexual conduct charges. The indictments include former Detective Allen Large, who is the target of lawsuits filed by women who claim he sexually harassed, and in two cases assaulted them.