Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott resigned effective today, but he won't stay out of law enforcement very long.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott has announced Scott is rejoining the Sheriff's Department on May 13th.
Scott was with the department for 15 years prior to taking over as Columbia's police chief less than three years ago, and Lott says Scott's experience and expertise will be invaluable.
He says Scott will hold the rank of inspector and will be assigned to work with the community and help further develop the department's leadership training program.
Scott announced on April 22nd he was stepping down as Columbia's top cop, saying he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder related to the death of a deputy in 2005 whom he had hired while previously working at the Sheriff's Department.
He also said he had not spent much time with his family.
Scott had been on leave from the Columbia Police Department for three weeks and promised to return to law enforcement when he announced his resignation.
He'll rejoin the Sheriff's Department making $40,000 annually, compared to his pay of $112,000 as Columbia's police chief.