The West Nipissing Police Services is losing its long-time Chief.

Chuck Seguin has announced his retirement from policing and has set the wheels in motion to pursue another career outside of policing.

Seguin is no stranger to policing with North Bay residents.

After years of service with the North Bay Police, he left to take over as Police Chief of West Nipissing in 2009.

Seguin has been at the helm the last while as the municipality switches to an OPP model.

In a news release, the retiring Chief said policing in Ontario is going through a transformation.

He says that transformation will need a greater commitment to partnerships, community mobilizations and an ability to accept a new way of doing business.

As Seguin moves onto another phase of his life, he says he has no regrets.

The Chief says he believes the West Nipissing Police Services has made improvements in critical areas which has enhanced the lives of local residents.

His parting words also include thanks to homeowners, businesses, the police personnel and police board who worked with him over the years.

Seguin says it’s been an honour for him to serve as Chief these last nine years.

Barry Bertrand, who chairs the West Nipissing Police Services Board, issued a statement where he and the board members thanked Seguin for his “loyal and dedicated commitment to the people of West Nipissing” and wished him all the best on his next phase of life.