Out of a field of seven candidates who interviewed, a new Kenton Police Chief was introduced this morning.
Chief Musser stands with wife Michelle, daughters Mia (8), Maggie (4) and Molly (18 months). Also pictured Safety Service Director Jim Hites ( far left) and Mayor Randy Manns.
Since May of this year, the Kenton Police Department has been without a chief. Leadership duties have been split between Lt. Robert Lutes and Sgt. Dennis Musser, the latter of which was named the department's new chief.
And new Chief Dennis Musser said it was a rocky process to get there, but he is excited about the opportunity, and he adds there is a lot of work to be done, "It's not going to be an overnight process. Our department has a lot it is in need of, so we're going to get started on that right away, and I'm very excited about making that happen. I think everybody in the department as well as the city as a whole is ready to move forward."
Safety Service Director Jim Hites said Chief Musser has been with the department since June of 2000, "Then he was promoted to sergeant in March of 2007. He did the duties of a sergeant very well, and he was a candidate out of the seven, and we decided that because of his qualifications and his desire for the job, that we chose Dennis, and we hope to have many years of good service from him.:
Mayor Randy Manns said they are confident that they have the right man for the right job, "We have high expectations for the police department, and I believe that Police Chief Musser is going to do an excellent job, and I'm looking forward to working with him. He's done an excellent job of being an interim with Lt. Lutes, and I just look for great things."