JONESBOROUGH, TN (WJHL) – A Jonesborough official confirmed that the public safety department is recommending a retired Johnson City Police Department police chief for the town’s vacant top cop position.
According to the Town of Jonesborough’s Director of Public Safety Craig Ford, the department has recommended Ron Street to be the town’s new police chief. Ford notified the police department officers and employees of the recommendation on Thursday.
Street was an officer with the Johnson City Police Department starting in 1973 and retired from the department in 2003 as chief of police.
He then become the Carter County Sheriff’s Office’s chief deputy in 2006. Street worked at the sheriff’s office until 2014.
Ford said Street is willing to accept the position and was said he was selected out of six other applicants.
The offered annual salary is $62,441.
The Board of Mayor and Alderman is the hiring authority for the town and will make the final decision. The board is set to meet on Monday at 7 p.m.
Both Street and Ford will be at Monday night’s meeting.
Ford said some future goals for Street pending the board’s approval would be to get the public safety department accredited through the state accreditation standard and to work towards professional development since the police force is fairly young.
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