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The Genesee County Jail Superintendent is retiring.

Ed Minardo tells WBTA that his last day on the job is Friday, March 28.

“Basically, I have my 30 years in with the New York State retirement system and was contemplating the opportunity to do some other things that I have had a long term interest in with regard to restorative justice issues and also teaching,” Minardo said. “So it just seemed like the right time to do it.”

Minardo was named the jail superintendent in June 2011. He was also the director of the Genesee Justice Program.

He currently teaches at the College at Brockport and RIT and says teaching is something he could stick to, but he says he’s still exploring future options.

“Where I go from here or what life is going to be like...that’s going to be kind of an unknown,” Minardo said. “I’m not quite sure. I think what I hope to be able to do is try to take a little time when I first retire and kind of get a sense of what I’m interested in doing and then kind of go with my passions where I follow from there.”

“I’m sure I’m going to be very busy doing something,” he said. “I don’t see myself ready for the rocking chair too soon.”

He started his career in the early '80s with the Town of Greece youth bureau as a youth referral counselor. He worked at the NYS Department of Corrections for 18 years.

Minardo says the Sheriff’s Office is starting to look at candidates to fill his position.

The 55-year-old Minardo has a 19-year-old son, Luke.

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