During Monday’s city council meeting, Paris City Manager Grayson Path is expected to appoint Richard Salter — recently retired Special Agent in Charge of the Omaha Office for the US Drug Enforcement Administration — as the city’s new police chief, bringing in more than 34 years of local and federal law enforcement experience.
“I am very impressed with his experience and knowledge, all of which came out in his interviews,” Path said. “He possesses the right combination of potential, experience, attitude, energy, professionalism and civility that I want to see as the leader of the police department. He brings over 34 years of experience working in local and federal law enforcement with increasingly challenging positions ranging from fieldwork to high level and complex management.”
Path said Salter’s education and training characteristics will be helpful in preparing him to take charge of the Paris Police Department as its new chief.
I am also very grateful for the input I received from the community. I enjoyed reading and responding to each individual who provided me input. I look forward to the great work that Mr. Salter will do for our community,” Path said.
Path, excited and pleased with the police chief’s search end in sight, expressed confidence Salter “will do an outstanding job for the citizens of Paris.”
Paris City Council is set to meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday in the City Council Chamber at 107 E. Kaufman St. There will be a live feed available here.
Photo: the United States Drug Enforcement Agency’s website