A high-ranking NYPD official accused of secretly posting racist comments on a law enforcement message board has retired from the Police Department.

Deputy Inspector James Kobel, 50, put in his papers Monday, after he was hit with a 30-day suspension without pay while the NYPD probes his alleged posts, a police spokesman confirmed.

Kobel posted under the name Clouseau on the Law Enforcement Rant a message board where current and former cops gripe about politics, police matters and the media, often using racist remarks and insults, according to a November report by the City Councils Oversight and Investigations Division.

A high-ranking NYPD official accused of secretly posting racist comments on a law enforcement message board has retired from the Police Department.

Deputy Inspector James Kobel, 50, put in his papers Monday, after he was hit with a 30-day suspension without pay while the NYPD probes his alleged posts, a […]

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