Police Lt. Jamie Norris is the choice of a village search committee to become the next Silver Lake Police Chief. Mayor Bernie Hovey announced the panel’s recommendation Tuesday morning. 

Action to promote Norris to the post is anticipated at Village Council’s Nov. 19 meeting. The search committee had considered two internal candidates to succeed Chief John Conley, Norris and Lt. Steve Justice.

Conley plans to step down from the post on Jan. 22, 2019, after having served as the village police chief for eight years. Norris has been employed as a police officer with the village for 22 years, and Justice 16 years.

Reporter Ellin Walsh can be reached at 330-541-9419, ewalsh@recordpub.com or @EllinWalsh_RPC.