ARDMORE, OK -- Carter County Sheriff Ken Grace has been confirmed as the new Ardmore police chief.
City Manager J.D. Spohn said, Grace will will take over as police chief on January 2 after he retires from the sheriff's office on December 31.
Upon his retirement, county commissioners will appoint the next sheriff who will serve until an election can be held.
Grace takes over after the former chief, Keith Mann, stepped down following an investigation into the departments operations.