Porter had been Interim Police Chief since January and City Manager Eric King has just appointed him to the permanent position.
He's been with the department for 23 years.
King says upon meeting with community leaders and members of the police department it became clear Porter was the right man for the job.
Porter replaces Jeff Sale who was fired in January after ethical problems and low morale were discovered at the department.
Ferguson Road closed between 15th Street and King Solomon Lane. (6/13)
Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)
Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)
Lane closures, flaggers on Skyliners Road (5/25)
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