NAMPA — A 22-year veteran of the Nampa Police Department is hanging up his badge and gun for retirement.
Sgt. Chris Rowe, originally from Gloucestershire, England joined the Nampa Police Department in 1991 as a reserve officer. He became a full-time patrol officer in 1994.
Before Rowe moved to the U.S., he worked with the British Military Intelligence as a wireless operator specialist in locations all over the world. The sergeant also worked for the British Government Communication Headquarters until 1989.
During his time with the NPD, Rowe worked as a patrol officer, started the Nampa Crime Lab and the Crime Scene Investigator program and taught Police Officer Standards and Training courses.
Rowe has worked as unit sergeant for the Special Investigations Unit for the past four years.
A celebration for the sergeants retirement will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m.at the Nampa Civic Center.