The Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police has announced she will retire next summer.
Jane Sawyers has spent 32 years with the force, taking the top position last June.
She will stand down, having worked at every rank in the force.
In a statement Jane said: "I remain 100% committed to the work of Staffordshire Police and will do until the day I retire. I have no intention of easing up or slowing down in my commitment to lead the force and serve the public of Staffordshire.
"There is still a great deal to do before I retire and a new chief is appointed.
"I am extremely honoured to hold this role and proud of the professionalism, commitment and service the officers, staff and volunteers demonstrate each and every day.
"This has not been an easy decision to make but I believe Staffordshire Police will continue to build on its enormous strengths, continue to challenge itself to improve and continue to keep the communities of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent safe and reassured in the future.
Matthew Ellis, Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire, added: “Jane Sawyers has served the police for over 32 years. We discussed some months ago when she would be seeking to retire and she indicated next year.
“There will be a lengthy process to recruit a new Chief Constable but there is no rush to do so and everything will stay the same for the foreseeable future.”