Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz announced the appointment of Nathan Schmitt as the city’s new Chief of Police Tuesday.
Schmitt, who served as Assistant Chief, replaces Michael Bennett who passed away August 25th.
Seitz says he sought input from senior officers in the Police Department before making his decision.
He says Schmitt played a key role in the development of the force and was a natural choice to become the new Chief.
Schmitt took the Oath of Office Tuesday morning and immediately began his new duties.
Selection of a new assistant chief will be among the first steps taken