OGDEN -- The city will likely have a new police chief in place by Tuesday night.
Mayor Mike Caldwell said the city administration has decided on a candidate to fill the highly coveted chief of police job.
The only thing that is left now, he said, is to present the decision to the city council and get its approval.
"We're happy to say that we've made a selection and we'll be presenting it to the city council on Tuesday night," Caldwell said Friday.
The council will hold a closed session that night before voting to appoint the new chief.
Last week, an independent committee made up of law enforcement officials with knowledge of Weber County whittled a list of 10 candidates to five.
The city originally received 31 applications for the job.
The names of the final five candidates were not released as a matter of city policy, said Mark Johnson, the city's chief administrative officer.
Ogden Deputy Chief Wayne Tarwater, who is currently serving as interim chief, and Lt. Mike Ashment, who is in charge of the Ogden Police Department's Major Crimes Division, both confirmed last week that they were among the five finalists.
The police chief job will pay $90,919 to $123,008 per year.