Homeland Security chief leaving job

Columbia's Homeland Security director is retiring to take a job with a private law-enforcement consulting company.

Harold Reaves, who also briefly served as the city's interim police chief in 2007, will retire after 24 years with the city.

Mayor Bob Coble on Wednesday presented Reaves with a key to the city and a proclamation declaring Wednesday "Harold Reaves Day" in the city.

Reaves' last day is Friday. Randy Martin, a former city police officer and now second-in-command behind Reaves, will be the city's new Homeland Security chief.

- Adam Beam