Massachusetts State Police Superintendent and Colonel Timothy Alben announced his retirement Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Governor Charlie Baker announced the appointment of Maj. Richard McKeon to serve as superintendent and colonel.
McKeon is a 33-year veteran of the state police, and currently serves as deputy division commander of the Division of Investigative Services.
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Alben has been with the state police for 32 years, with the last three as superintendent and colonel.
"I read his letter and I think it showed incredible class. I think he's a very good man who's done a great job and I wish him well with whatever his future endeavors are," Baker said, refering to an email Alben sent to police leaders around the state in which he expressed his thanks.