The community of Le Mars, Iowa will officials name a new police chief next week.
The city council is expected to approve Kevin Vande Vegte as chief on Tuesday.
Vande Vegte has been on the force for 20 years.
If appointed, he would start as chief on August 21st.
The previous police chief Stuart Dekkenga retired after 22 years.
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