WKU Public Radio has confirmed that Art Ealum has been chosen to be Owensboro's next Police Chief. The decision was made Tuesday afternoon by the Owensboro City Commission.
Ealum has been with the OPD for more than 21 years. Before that, he was a reserve deputy with the Vanderburgh County, Indiana Sheriff’s Department.
The city has been considering applicants for the police chief position since shortly after Glenn Skeens retired in August.
A total of 19 candidates applied for the post, including two current Owensboro police officers.