SOUTH OGDEN — After 39 years in law enforcement, South Ogden City Director of Public Safety Val Shupe is stepping down.

Shupe handed in his resignation letter Thursday, effective Friday, according to South Ogden City Manager Matthew Dixon.

No reason was given for Shupe’s resignation.

In a prepared statement, the spokeswoman for the department, Marci Edwards, said Shupe was looking forward to pursuing time with his family and other interests.

Shupe served as the police chief of South Ogden for the past 17 years and as the South Ogden director of public safety, overseeing both the South Ogden police and fire departments for the past six years.  

In his nearly 40-year career, he served as the president of the Utah Chiefs of Police Association, the State Associations of Chiefs of Police representative for Utah, a member of POST Council and as an advisory board member for the Weber State Police Academy.  

There was no word Friday on who will replace Shupe.