Carroll Township's top cop is stepping down for a job in his native Maryland.

Sean Kapfhammer has resigned as chief of the Carroll Township Police Department effective Sept. 26. Supervisors accepted the resignation Monday night.

Kapfhammer took a job as deputy director of public safety with Loyola University in Baltimore.

He said he made the decision so he can be closer to his family.

"It's going to give me more time with my family," Kapfhammer said. "You can't beat that."

Nights away: Since being hired as chief of Carroll Township Police, Kapfhammer lived part time in a rental property near Dillsburg in order to comply with a residency requirement.

That meant nights away from his family.

Kapfhammer was appointed chief in January 2011, replacing John Francis, who retired a few months before.

Before becoming chief, Kapfhammer was a 21-year veteran of the Baltimore City Police Department.

Kapfhammer said he's grateful for the opportunity to serve as chief.

"I really enjoyed the last three years as chief of Carroll (Township Police)," he said. "I have met many wonderful people both professionally and personally."

The department provides service to Carroll and Monaghan townships and Dillsburg.

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