Danville Police Chief Jeff Peek, whose retirement takes effect April 1, swore in Assistant Chief Tony Gray today as interim chief.
Gray will serve until the city hires a successor for Peek.
Peek's hiring as Somerset police chief is now official. The city council there approved his hiring by an 8-4 vote earlier in the month but at a salary of $45,000.
Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler, who picked Peek for the job, had offered him $65,000, but the council would not go along with that amount.
Peek, who was both police chief and public safety director in Danville, earned $69,000 here.