According to city officials, City Administrator Jennifer Moody will recommend Jason Williams to be the city's next chief of police.

The Tullahoma Board of Mayor and Alderman will vote whether to approve or deny Moody's recommendation at the next regular city board meeting Monday night.

If confirmed, he will take over the position from current Acting Chief Phil Henderson, a lieutenant with the department. Henderson was one of the final four candidates for the position before being eliminated form consideration a few weeks ago.

Williams is currently serving as the chief deputy of the Bedford County Sheriff's Office (BCSO). He has held this position with BCSO since 2014. Prior to his time with BCSO he worked his way up the ranks to Lieutenant with the Shelbyville Police Department.

According to the city's charter, the city administrator makes recommendations to the city board for approval or denial of department heads like chief of police. Only the city board may hire or fire the chief of police, according to the charter.

If confirmed, Williams would take over the post Sept. 30, according to a memo from City Administrator Jennifer Moody to the board provided to The News.

He will also relocate to Tullahoma within one year of that start date.

The city board meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday in the board chambers room at city hall, 201 W. Grundy St.

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