Greg Jones was announced Oct. 16 as New Albany police chief.
Jones has served as interim chief Mark Chaney retired in March.
Jones is originally from Columbus and has a bachelor’s degree in business from Mount Vernon Nazarene College.
He started his career as a police officer in Perry Township and was hired by the New Albany Police Department in 1989. He was promoted to sergeant three years later.
“I’ve been a New Albany police officer since 1989 and the only place I ever thought about being a chief was here in New Albany,” Jones said.
As interim chief, Jones was earning $88,863.81, 7 percent more than his normal salary.
He will earn $90,026 annually as chief, with the city paying $19,627.20 in benefits, said city spokesman Scott McAfee.
Chaney was earning $103,113 at his retirement.