Grover Beach Chief of Police Jim Copsey announces retirement
August 8, 2014
Jim Copsey, Grover Beach police chief since 2005 and the city’s assistant city manager since 2013, announced plans to retire in December.
The announcement came in a Tuesday email from Copsey to City Manager Robert Perrault. Copsey also sent emails to several department heads.
“I wanted to let everybody know that I have decided to retire,” Copsey wrote in his email. “My exact date has not been determined, but most likely Dec. 26. It has been a great pleasure working with all of you and with this community.”
In Oct., the Grover Beach City Council voted unanimously to make Copsey the assistant city manager and chief of police concurrently. The additional position pays $13,230 a year which increased Copsey’s base salary to $144,192.
The increase in pay during his last year in office is slated to boost his retirement pay.