CLOQUET, MN -- The Cloquet City Council has signed off on a new police chief.
At their meeting Tuesday night, councilors voted 6-1 to remove the interim tag from Commander Derek Randall.
Randall had been the acting chief for 8 months, and has been with the Cloquet Police Department for nearly 2 decades.
It is unclear when he will officially be sworn-in. but it could happen at the city's next council meeting on June 16th.
Several other candidates were vying for the spot, including Troy Bacon - Current Police Chief in Frankfort, Indiana, and Eric Klang - Current Police Chief in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota
In the end, mayor Roger Maki says Randall proved to be the most viable during his 8 months as the acting chief.
This is the city's 4th chief since 2017.
Ward 5 Councilor Steve Langley was the one dissenting vote.