A surprise announcement Wednesday afternoon in Texarkana. The police chief, who has been at the center of so much controversy, is looking for work some place else. After a bumpy five and half years in office, Texarkana, Texas police chief Danny Alexander has decided to call it quits. Wednesday he submitted his letter of resignation. Chief Alexander has been a lighting rod almost from start. Shortly after taking office, officers began complaining that he was difficult to work with. Dozens of police officers left the department vowing not to return until he was gone. Last year, the Texarkana, Texas police association gave Alexander a vote of no confidence. City officials spent 50 thousand dollars to have another done. It to came back and found the department was in bad shape. We tried speaking to Alexander about his resignation, but he referred us to city manager George Shackelford. "I`m not sure what is going to happen over there right now. I think overall its best for the city, the department, and chief Alexander," Shackelford said during a press conference Wednesday. The president of the police association, Ed Emilia, issued a statement saying "we will work the new chief to promote harmony within the department. We will not dwell on the past...Its time to move on." Alexander will leave office June 30th.