Prescott Police Chief Randy Oaks resigning

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PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) -- Prescott Police Chief Randy Oaks has submitted his resignation.

He cites employee dissatisfaction with changes he's made since he took it over in early 2006 for his decision.

He told The Daily Courier in Prescott that the discussion and agreement he had with City Manager Steve Norwood when he took the job was that he needed "to make some serious changes."

He says when "you're a change agent, there is a price to pay, " and that he feels he needs to step aside "for the good of the department."

Norwood says Oaks' last day as police chief will be Sept. 18, although Oaks says Norwood asked him to stay on until Jan. 15 to help with the transition.

Norwood plans to talk with Deputy Police Chief Mike Kabbel and Oaks about department goals before deciding how to fill the post.

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