Vidor City Council to consider Rod Carroll as new police chief

A Jefferson assistant deputy chief who has served as the Sheriff Office’s public information officer has been announced as the sole remaining candidate to become the next chief of police in Vidor.

Vidor City Manager Mike Kunst Friday announced that the pool of candidates has been narrowed down to just one, Rod Carroll.  The Vidor City Council will have a special-called meeting at 7 p.m. Monday to consider approving Carroll as the new chief.

Carroll was named one of four finalists from the twenty applicants who were interested in the vacancy created by the retirement of Chief Dave Shows. Shows, a thirty-six year Vidor police department veteran has been the police chief for the past six years.  He will officially retire on Friday, Nov. 18.

Carroll’s first day as the new Vidor police chief is yet to be determined.   

Vidor City Council meetings are held at Vidor City Hall located at 1395 North Main Street in Vidor.

(© 2016 KBMT)


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