Brownwood Police Chief Mike Corley will retire in June, ending a 40-year career in law enforcement that includes six years as Brownwood’s chief.

Corley announced his retirement plans Tuesday at the Brownwood City Council meeting, saying he wants to give plenty of notice so city officials can begin working to fill the job.

Corley said he chose June as his retirement month because that’s his birthday month and also the month when he will reach the 40-year mark as a police officer.

Corley said he’s eager to spend more time with his wife on his farm. He also referenced the radio show, “70s Saturday night,” which he hosted for the first time last weekend.

Corley started his career with the Midland Police Department and later worked for the Richardson Police Department. Corley retired as assistant chief before he was hired as the Brownwood police chief in May 2010.