POTTSBORO, TX-After over two months of searching, the City of Pottsboro has chosen its new police chief.
"It was exciting, they had over 30 qualified applicants and to end up being chosen to be the new chief of police is exciting."
Newly appointed police chief, Shone Nix, has been with the department for five years.
"I believe I've built a good working relationship with the Pottsboro community, citizens in the community. I've enjoyed working here," he said.
Pottsboro City Manager, Kevin Farley, said they received more than 30 applications from all over the U.S. and after numerous interviews and tests, he decided Nix is the best candidate.
"He has a proven track record with the city, he's very professional, he's firm but fair, he has a lot of respect from the citizens of Pottsboro from what I can determine. He's a good fit for us," he said.
Nix will replace former chief Brett Arterburn, who resigned back in February. Farley said the process took about two months.
"It wasn't an easy decision, it was a process that we went through," Farley said.
Nix said his goal is to maintain a strong police presence in the city.
"It is gonna be an adjustment for me and basically to get my feet on the ground and continue to keep the Pottsboro community safe and Pottsboro's known to be a safe place to live," he said.
Nix will be formally sworn in the next city council meeting.
"I would like to thank all the Pottsboro community members who have supported me during this process, my family a strong show of support. I'm looking forward to providing progressive leadership for the police department and continuing to serve the Pottsboro community," he said.