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Roy's police chief is stepping down less than two years after taking the reins.

Police Chief Mike Elliott is retiring, according to an announcement at the Roy City Council meeting Tuesday.

"He was just tired and needed a rest," Mayor Willard Cragun told the Standard-Examiner, adding that Elliott has served the city for 31 years.

Elliott's departure comes 17 months after the controversial resignation of former chief Greg Whinham in July 2013.

An investigation found Whinham violated policy by going on a date with a subordinate, sped with teenagers in his car and gave a business owner access to a police department computer, according to an investigation report. Two days after he resigned, Weber County marriage records show Whinham married the department's records clerk.

The Standard-Examiner reported that the city is currently conducting an internal investigation into the police department, but that Cragun could not comment on what the investigation entails.

Neither Elliott, the Roy City mayor nor the city manager could immediately be reached for comment.

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