The city of Charlotte has named Deputy Chief Johnny Jennings as the newest Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Chief of Police.

Jennings is currently a CMPD Deputy Chief overseeing the Support Services group, including the Community Services Bureau. He will take over the role once Chief Kerr Putney retires after the Republican National Convention scheduled for August 24-27.

Jennings has been with CMPD since 1992 and was promoted to Deputy Chief in 2016, WSOC reports.

During his service with 1,900-sworn-officer North Carolina department, Jennings has held several leadership roles in the department including as the commanding officer for the Administrative Services Group, Special Services Group, Support Services Group and the Field Services Group. He also served as a major over Intelligence, Investigations, Special Operations, Office of Professional Responsibility.