RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — The Rawlins police chief is stepping down to become a senior policy adviser to Gov. Matt Mead.

Mike Reed will leave his post May 15 after nearly 25 years in the Rawlins Police Department. He's been chief since 2001.

The Associated Press reports that the 55-year-old will work as an adviser on impaired driving issues.

Reed is originally from Wichita, Kan. He'll do a lot of traveling in his new job but plans to keep a home in Rawlins.