GALVESTON, TX – Chief Henry Porretto tendered notice of his retirement from the Galveston Police Department effective October 30, 2015. He will be on leave until that date. This will have no impact on Department Operations as an interim leadership structure is already in place. As a result of the Chief’s retirement, the inquiry dealing with the existing Title VII matter ends.
The City will conduct a comprehensive search for a new Chief to ensure the best possible pool of candidates. The search will begin in the coming days.
Here is a copy of Henry Porretto’s letter of resignation: release_chiefretires_letter