CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has picked the city’s new chief of police from within its own ranks.

Media outlets report that acting Chief David Roddy is Berke’s pick to run the department.

In 23 years with the department, Roddy began as a patrol officer and was promoted to captain of several divisions, including uniformed services and internal affairs. He was also appointed to be former Police Chief Fred Fletcher’s chief of staff in July 2014.

The pick will still need a vote by the city council before the decision is finalized.

Fletcher retired in July. He announced in April that he would leave the job.

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