Auburn, N.Y. - The Auburn Police Department is in need of a new chief and deputy chief.
Both men have decided to retire in protest of some big cuts to the upcoming budget.
In a statement, Chief Gary Giannotta said the cuts would be detrimental to public safety, and he can not support them.
Both Giannotta and Deputy Chief Thomas Murphy plan to leave at the end of July.
City council is expected to vote on the budget Tuesday night.