Hewco said Tuesday his last day will be Sept. 19, after 30 years of service to the RCMP.
A process is now underway to find a replacement. His job : chief of police in Penticton and supervisor or all RCMP forces from Princeton to Osoyoos to Summerland.
For now Staff-Sgt. Kirsten Marshall ( rural policing supervisor ) will be the acting officer in charge.
Hewco said he is planning to move back to Vancouver Island where he expects to work part-time or volunteer.