Grovetown Department of Public Safety Chief Gary Owens resigned his position Friday.
Owens submitted his letter of resignation to city officials.
“He indicated that he was ready to pursue other opportunities,” Mayor George James said.
Owens took over as director of the department in June 2012 after the resignation of former Chief Al Robinson.
Owens’ resignation comes two weeks after he was suspended for two days for misconduct in the handling of two men who escaped from the department temporary detention facility on July 26.