GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County Police Chief Timothy Altomare announced his retirement Tuesday night.

His last day on the job will be in less than two weeks, on August 1.

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Altomare has been with the department for two decades.

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It is expected that more details about this surprise announcement will come sometime Wednesday.

In a statement to WJZ Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman said, in part:

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“I know that [Altomare] deserves a rest about now, but I expect that we’ll hear more from him in the future. Personally, I will miss Tim Altomare, but I intend to call him often, as we continue his work building the best police department in Maryland.