Olympia Mayor Doug Mah swore in Ronnie Roberts as the city's new police chief during Tuesday night's City Council meeting.
Roberts, the former chief of the Redmond (Ore.) Police Department, was selected for Olympia’s top job in November. His salary will be $140,455 – the same as that of former Chief Gary Michel.
Roberts, 49, was picked from among 75 applicants to replace Michel.
“I think that this is a great community, and more importantly, we have a great police department,” Roberts said Tuesday