Deputy Chief James Kobak is expected to take over at Strongsville police chief on Monday.
He will replace current Chief Charles Goss, who is retiring Sept. 30.
Kobak could not be reached for comment Thursday.
Mayor Tom Perciak said Kobak scored highest on a cival service promotional exam.
He is slated to take the oath of office at Monday's City Council meeting.
Goss will also start a new job on Monday -- as safety director for the city. He will oversee the police and fire departments and Mayor's Court.
Perciak indicated he did not want to lose Goss' knowledge and years of experience.
"We need someone of his expertise here," Perciak said.