Windsor’s police chief is retiring.

Chief Al Frederick announced his retirement at a police board meeting on Thursday.

“Inspiring, each and every day, coming to work with these people, doing some great work in the community, together. I have no regrets for sure,” says Frederick.

He took over the department from Gary Smith in October of 2012.

Frederick has over 33 years of service, five as chief.

Mayor Drew Dilkens says the police services board will move quickly to find a new chief, but he tells CTV Windsor they will conduct a thorough review of candidates.

“We're going to go make sure we do our due diligence and find the best chief of police” says Dilkens.

“The board has been working on succession planning for at least the entire time I've been here,” adds Dilkens. “We have some great internal candidates to consider and I'm sure there will be others across Canada that we should consider as well.”

Frederick’s last day as chief will be Jan. 31.