Interim Chief of Police Selvain Mcqueen will be Columbus’ newest Police Chief.
In a 4-2 vote, members of the city council voted to hire McQueen at Monday night’s special meeting.
Councilman Kabir Karriem made the motion to hire McQueen with Councilman Mickens seconding the motion.
McQueen was one of three finalists for the position.
Curtis Brame of North Chicago, Ill. and Robert Spinks of Sequim, Wash., also competed for the position. All three men participated in an interview process that was held Thursday evening.
During Thursday’s interview, McQueen compared his love for the citizens of Columbus to a mother’s love for her new born baby saying “I refuse to allow the citizens of Columbus to fall into the hands of someone I do not know. I love this city and I feel I have a rapport with the citizens of Columbus.”
McQueen will begin serving as Chief immediately.