One day after publicly announcing the retirement of Florissant Police Chief William Karabas, Mayor Tom Schneider’s office announced Thursday morning his successor.
Major Tim Lowery has been appointed Florissant Police Chief, and he will take the post Jan. 1, 2013.
“Mayor Schneider has every confidence that Major Lowery will continue the tradition of leadership which has made our Police Department excel in making Florissant one the Nation’s safest cities,” he said in the press release.
Major Lowery currently works as the commander of the bureau of field operations and was chosen as chief deputy commander of the Greater St. Louis Major Case squad earlier this year. He’s worked for the Florissant Police Department since 1989.
According to the press release, Mayor Schneider was informed of Chief Karabas’ decision to step down in March of this year, and he has since met with leaders of the department, including Lowery, to make decisions about the department’s future leadership. He decided promoting from within would be the best decision for the department.
Chief Karabas will retire effective Dec. 31.