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Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney Announces Retirement

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Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney will retire June 30, 2015. - ADA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
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  • Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney will retire June 30, 2015.
Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney, a 30-plus-year veteran of the sheriff's office and Ada County's top cop since 2005, announced April 23 that he will retire, effective this June. 

Raney said he already knows who should be the next Ada County sheriff.

"Upon my retirement I encourage the Republican Central Committee to recommend, and then [Ada County commissioners] to appoint, Captain Stephen Bartlett as the next sheriff," wrote Raney in his retirement announcement to county commissioners.

Raney said he also already has plans after his June retirement, telling commissioners, "I will begin work with the U.S. Department of Justice, helping guide law enforcement agencies that need assistance solving problems."

The outgoing sheriff has been responsible for the largest law enforcement department in Idaho, representing more than 600 employees and a budget that tops $60 million.

"No leader, and certainly no elected official, should stay too long," Raney wrote. "I have accomplished what I set out to do and, therefore, I am writing to give you notice of my retirement effective June 30."