There's plenty of change in leadership for the City of Boise today.
Deputy Chief William "Bill" Bones, a 22-year veteran of the force, will be sworn in this afternoon to become the new Boise Police Chief. Bones emerged from a shortlist of 32 people who were selected from an initial list of 111 applicants for the job.
"For at least the past ten years of his 22 years in the department, Deputy Chief Bones has been grooming himself to be a chief," Boise Mayor Dave Bieter said in late December when he announced his choice
of Bones to replace recently retired Chief Mike Masterson. "He could have been a chief somewhere else. But we're very happy that he'll be the new chief here."
Bieter will administer the oath of office to Bones Tuesday afternoon at City Hall West, aka Boise Police Headquarters.
A few hours later, Bieter is expected to administer another oath of office, this time to Scot Ludwig, who is expected to get final approval this evening from the Boise City Council to replace recently retired councilman David Eberle
. This evening's council meeting with a vote and swearing-in at the top of the agenda, is set for 6 p.m. at Boise City Hall.
BPD Deputy Chief Bill Bones (with current Chief Mike Masterson far right): "When we make mistakes, we'll tell you about those too, but we'll work together to fix them."