Police Chief Winfield J. "Windy" Hunter's last day with the department will be May 31.
Hunter was promoted from captain to police chief in August 1998.
When Hunter started in 1975, Cary's population was around 14,200 and the police department had about 20 staff members.
Today Cary's population is more than 108,000 with a staff of 176. Under Hunter's leadership, the town received national recognition for being one of the top 10 safest cities in America.
Hunter, 52, wants to spend more time with his family.
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