Henderson City Manager Jacob Snow recommended Patrick Moers as his choice for the city’s new chief of police Tuesday night at a City Council meeting.
The announcement drew a standing ovation from council members and two rows of Henderson Police Department employees in attendance.
Moers joined the Henderson police in 1991. He was appointed as sergeant in 1997, lieutenant in 2003 and captain in 2009. In 2012, he became a deputy chief and began serving as the interim chief of police.
"I think it’s a great opportunity," Moers said. "I’ve worked in this organization for 21 years. Now I’ve reached the pinnacle."
Moers said his primary goal is ensuring that Henderson continues to be one of the safest communities in America.
Henderson’s previous chief of police, Jutta Chambers, retired March 14.
Snow, in his search to find a replacement, narrowed a field of almost a dozen candidates down to three last month. Moers received the recommendation over finalists Jeff Stilson and Bill Conger.
The city’s police chief oversees approximately 340 police and corrections officers and about 60 police supervisors. The annual salary range is between $117,649 and $185,326.
Moers’ appointment will be up for City Council approval in two weeks.
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