CLEAR LAKE – The city of Clear Lake has named an interim chief of police.
Mayor Nelson Crabb and City Administrator Scott Flory recently conducted internal interviews for purposes of selection of an interim police chief while a permanent replacement is found for the retiring Greg Peterson.
The mayor has recommended Lieutenant Rex McChesney for confirmation to the post by the City Council. This actual appointment will take place at the March 3rd City Council meeting. Rex has been with the Department since 1986. He has been a Lieutenant since 2006.
No set timetable has been determined for the transition to a permanent replacement for Chief Peterson. It is anticipated that the search process will begin in the next few months and could take 6-10 months. Mr. Flory said that the city expects to consider internal candidates.