CBS Bay Area: San Jose Police Chief Mata announces retirement; will take job with Santa Clara County DA

San Jose Police Chief Anthony Mata on Tuesday announced his plans to retire from the department so he can take on a new role as investigations bureau chief for the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.

Mata, who became San Jose's top cop in 2021 after starting his career with the department in 1996. His retirement will be effective in March before starting his new position the following month.

"This decision was not easy, but after careful consideration, I believe it is the right time for me to embark on a new role with the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office," Mata said in a statement.

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