Riley County Law Board members have unanimously approved a contract for incoming Riley County Police Department Director Brian Peete.

The decision came during a special meeting of the board Monday. Salary details and contract length weren’t immediately available, though KMAN has filed an open records request seeking that information. Peete’s contract begins with RCPD on Dec. 30.

Peete, 47, becomes RCPD’s sixth director, succeeding Dennis Butler, who retired in February. He comes to Riley County after serving two years as police chief in Montpelier, Vermont.

Originally from Chicago, Peete is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and has worked in law enforcement in Chicago as well as a chief position in New Mexico prior to his time in Vermont.