JERSEY CITY - (AP) - New Jersey's second-largest city is getting an interim police chief as a new administration prepares to take over the mayor's office.

Capt. Joseph Connors will become acting chief when Jersey City Police Chief Thomas Comey retires on Saturday.

Connors has spent the last three years as commander of the East District precinct, which covers downtown and the Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood.

The 32-year veteran of the police force is married and has a son.

Comey's retirement comes after Mayor Jerramiah Healy was defeated by Steve Fulop in the May 14 election. Fulop becomes mayor on July 1.