Posted: Apr 3, 2013 7:47 AM by AP
The Kenner Police Department is looking to create a new deputy police chief position since seniority guidelines for the job have been lifted.
The Advocate reports the Kenner City Council will consider an ordinance this week that would allow the police department to create the position of deputy police chief and make it part of the department's Civil Service system.
Police Chief Steve Caraway requested the change after abolishing the position of director of operations, which previously served as the de facto deputy chief.
Caraway said that if the council approves the new position, it could be a few months before a test is administered and someone is hired.