After months of searching along with countless interviews and background checks, a Sergeant out of Ellensburg will be the new Chief of West Richland.
Sergeant Brian McElroy has officially accepted the position and put in his resignation at the Ellensburg Police Department.
McElroy says he has big plans for the city and is looking forward to diving in right away.
"I really believe in communication both up and down the chain of command," he said. "Another thing is to enhance the communication between the West Richland Police Department and other agencies."
McElroy is scheduled to start work in West Richland on Tuesday.