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City to Search for New Police Chief After Sudden Resignation

The search is on for a new police chief in Ludlow. 

Chief Steve Jarvis turned in his resignation on Friday.

"We're going to start a search but we're going to take our time with it," said Elishia Chamberlain, Ludlow city administrator. "I want to make sure we're getting somebody in who wants to stay on board for a while, a chief with an administrative background and that wants to have a nice tenure here."

Jarvis was sworn in as chief during a ceremony in November of last year. He told The River City News at the time that he would focus on his duties through the lens of community policing and he would do a lot of management "by walking around" and getting to know the residents and businesses. He and his wife moved to Northern Kentucky from California in 2006 and live in Boone County. He said last year that he and his wife aspire to open a restaurant in Ludlow.

In February, the Ludlow Police Department was accredited for the first time.

Jarvis is a third generation law enforcement officer. He could not be immediately reached for comment on Monday. Mayor Ken Wynn said that he would offer a comment later when reached early Monday.

"We are always prepared to move forward and to try and do what's best for Ludlow," Chamberlain said.

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-Michael Monks, editor & publisher

Photo: Jarvis is sworn in by Wynn last year/RCN file