Chief McNeil Bids Farewell

Tallahassee's police chief said farewell as he headed across town to lead the state's Department of Juvenile Justice.

Walt McNeil shook a lot of hands and gave a lot of hugs as officers and employees lined up to wish him well in his new job.

McNeil rose through the ranks at TPD and has been its chief for the last 10 years. Saying goodbye wasn't easy.

"I've been doing this for 28 years, with almost all these people, and it's hard, it's hard," McNeil said. "They have made me, in part, what I am."

McNeil takes over at DJJ on Thursday.

The city hopes to name a new police chief by March.