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Lexington Mayor Expected To Name New Police Chief Monday

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Mark Barnard named new Lexington police chief. Mark Barnard named new Lexington police chief.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The mayor is expected to name his pick for new police chief during a news conference Monday.

Mayor Jim Gray will name the successor to the current chief, Mark Barnard. Barnard, who took over in January 2015, announced in November that he was planning to step down.

Ron Compton has been serving as interim chief.

Gray has scheduled an 11 a.m. news conference to announce his choice for the department's next leader.

Check back with LEX18.com for updates when the new police chief is announced.

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