GREENVILLE, S.C. - Greenville's first female police chief is retiring next month.

Terri Wilfong said Tuesday she plans to return to her home state of Kentucky and will work as a law enforcement consultant after she steps down April 15.

The 56-year-old Wilfong has been chief in Greenville nearly seven years. She's spent 33 years in law enforcement. She was previously deputy chief of the Louisville Metro Police.

The department has renovated its training center and grown to 199 sworn personnel during her tenure.

Greenville officials are working on a transition plan.