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Tim Corbett stepping down as commander of MHU

NOW: Tim Corbett stepping down as commander of MHU

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – After 17 years on the job, St. Joseph Metro Homicide Commander Tim Corbett says he is stepping down. Mike Grzegorek, whose term as Sheriff ends at midnight tonight, will take over as commander.

"I've been on call 36, 38 years. Between sex offense, 20 years on SWAT, 17 years as the homicide commander and I just started my 44th year. I'm going to go down to one day a week starting February 1st, Mike Grzegorek will take over as commander." Corbett said.

Grzegorek was the assistant commander at MHU for 8 years prior to becoming sheriff.

Corbett’s announcement also comes months after losing a close primary for the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s position. But, Corbett says he’s not walking away. He’ll stay on with the unit part-time to focus on cold cases. He estimates there are about 150 of them dating back to the 1960s.

"I'm saying one day a week, I know what will happen. I'll start sniffing on something, I'm like a dog with a bone and that one day will morph into whatever it takes to get the job done." He said.

Corbett is also doing business on the side. He is re-starting a private investigation firm, conducting threat assessments for organizations and businesses and he could get into show business.

"I've also been contacted by a production company out of LA that I recently signed a contract with, so we'll see how that goes."

Corbett wouldn’t get into extreme detail, but said it would include homicide cases.

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