His last day as sheriff will be January 5th, 2020.

NBC25 News is reporting that Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell will be retiring within the next three months.

The announcement was made this morning during a news conference.

Pickell has served as sheriff for the last 21 years. Before his stint in Genesee County, he was part of the CIA and also served in the prosecutor's office.

He's done a lot of work in the Flint area with elder abuse and human trafficking. We wish him the best in his retirement years and thank him for his service.