People within the San Jose Police Department are keeping close tabs on Chris Moore, as an important milestone approaches for the police chief. At the end of January, 12 months will have passed since Moore was officially named the San Jose’s top cop by City Manager Debra Figone. The year mark means that Moore’s retirement pay and sick-time buyout can be cashed out at the highest possible levels when he decides to call it quits. According to police spokesman Jason Dwyer, that won’t be any time soon and definitely not this year. But by sticking around, Moore runs the risk of losing a six-figure sum as the city works to eliminate sick leave buyouts for all employees. Some people are questioning if his short-term status could explain his recent clashes with public officials. Pete Constant, a police officer before joining the City Council, has sparred with Moore on a number of issues, including the allocation of officers and the reserves program. Another constant Constant complaint is that the department is too top-heavy.