Original reporting by Theresa Katalinas. A 35-year veteran of the Upper Moreland Police Department is eyeing a position as chief of police—for another law enforcement agency. Lt. Alex Levy, who had served as Upper Moreland's acting chief of police for roughly seven months prior to the hiring of Chief Michael Murphy, has accepted a position as chief of police for North Wales, according to an article in The Reporter. The borough council voted to make Levy the new chief pending a background investigation, according to the article. Levy, who has worked for Upper Moreland Police for 35 years, is required to retire by year's end under the police department's Deferred Retirement Option Plan, Murphy told Patch. "Lt Levy has not submitted his resignation nor has he provided a date, but I would expect sometime mid-October for his departure," Murphy said. "I hope to fill his position sometime this fall but will appoint a sergeant from within the department as an acting lieutenant if necessary." Sometime this year, the department will also lose another long-time police officer as Lt. Carl Robinson, a veteran of 45 years, retires under the Deferred Retirement Option Plan, according to Murphy.