St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom formally accepted a job as a criminology professor at the University of Missouri – St. Louis on Monday.
Isom said the timing was “perfect” for him to leave the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Isom and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said they were on good terms regarding the departure.
Isom said UMSL approached him about joining their criminology department as a professor. He will start on January 1, 2013 and will stay with SLMPD until then.
By Missouri law, the next police chief must come from within the department.
Information from KMOV.com contributed to this report.