FILER, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Filer City Council members appointed a new police chief Monday morning following an executive session discussion.

According to meeting minutes, the council appointed Jeff Troumbley of Kooskia, a town on the Nez Perce Reservation in northern Idaho.

The special meeting was held at 10 a.m.

After the city council board re-evaluated the job description, they posted the position in early August.

Of seven applicants that applied — one of which was in-house — the review panel narrowed it down to three finalists who underwent the interview process. After choosing the top candidate, they performed a background check, psych evaluation and polygraph evaluation.

Troumbley will begin serving the City of Filer in mid-November.

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