The Floyd County Commission confirmed on Tuesday the promotion of Maj. Tom Ewing to assistant chief of police.
The position has been vacant since Police Chief Mark Wallace was promoted to head the department in December.
"Mark recommended him and I think he's an excellent choice," said County Manager Jamie McCord, who has hiring and firing authority. "I've known Tom for a while and he's more than capable."
A 31-year veteran of the force, Ewing most recently commanded Rome-Floyd County SWAT.