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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Retiring Grand Rapids Police Chief Kevin Belk is leaving the police department, but he's not giving up public service.

Belk has accepted a position on the Michigan Department of Corrections Parole Board.

As a board member, Belk will also serve in an advisory role to the Governor on issues of clemency.

Belk will begin his four-year term on June 9th.

Grand Rapids City Manager Greg Sundstrom says he plans to appoint an acting police chief by May 30th.

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