MCALESTER -- After nearly 40 years with the McAlester Police Department, Chief of Police Jim Lyles has left the force.
McAlester City Manager Pete Stasiak told 2News Tuesday that Lyles was no longer with the City of McAlester.
Stasiak would provide no further details on Lyles's exit.
"My intent is to put an interim in place and advertise for a new chief of police both internally and externally," Stasiak said.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Lyles was still listed on the city's website as police chief.
According to the website, Lyles had been with the McAlester Police Department since 1974. He was promoted to Chief of Police in 2004, "after serving the previous 16 years as captain of both the Patrol and Criminal Investigations Division."
In his time with the department, Lyles had been named McAlester Police Department Officer of the Year twice.