Deputy Mayor Ike McKinnon announces retirement

DETROIT – Isaiah “Ike” McKinnon announced his retirement as Deputy Mayor of Detroit on Tuesday.

McKinnon joined the Detroit Police Department in 1965 and became the Police Chief under Mayor Dennis Archer in 1994.

He graduated from the FBI Academy and has a doctorate in higher education administration from Michigan State University, a master’s degree in criminal justice from Mercy College of Detroit and a bachelor’s degree in history and law enforcement from the University of Detroit.

McKinnon is an associate professor of education at the University of Detroit Mercy and will continue to teach after his retirement from public service.

Local 4's Chuck Gaidica sat down with McKinnon and discussed his career:

Mayor Mike Duggan offered his thoughts on McKinnon's service to the city: