By Rachel Leigh| October 4, 2011 at 1:40 PM EST - Updated June 25 at 2:13 PM
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - West Palm Beach Police Chief Delsa Bush has resigned. Bush said she had turned in her resignation shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Bush said this was something she had been discussing with city officials for some time. She had said she would make a decision about her future during the month of October.
She says her resignation will be effective January 1.
Bush said she was frustrated with public comments about her working relationship with the mayor. However, the decision to resign was a matter she was considering for several months.
She did not reveal what her future plans might be.
STATEMENT FROM THE CITY:
City of West Palm Beach Police Chief Delsa Bush submitted a letter today notifying Mayor Jeri Muoio that she would retire effective January 1, 2012. Chief Bush recently announced that she intended to retire and that she would finalize her plans and present them to the Mayor in October.
The letter thanks Mayor Muoio for her support and praises the officers under her command, "Please know that the West Palm Beach Police department is one of the most highly regarded in the nation. This fact can only be attributed to the fine men and women who work within the organization, both sworn and civilian."
Mayor Muoio accepted the letter saying, "Chief Bush has served this community for many years. Her dedication to the people of West Palm Beach and to her officers has earned the admiration and respect from those she serves. I thank her for her many years of hard work."
Chief Bush is a 28 year veteran of the force working her way up from officer to the position she currently holds. During her tenure she oversaw a double digit drop in crime and the establishment of many innovative policing programs.