Edward Tucker has already nailed down a new job. Right now, he is Centerville's Director of Police services.
Soon, he expects to become the city's police chief.
Until Tuesday, he was also a city council member, and that has some people in the community concerned because Tucker doesn't have police experience and some worry a conflict of interest exists.
Director of Police Services is his interim post. That's different from Police Chief.
Though he has 26 years of military experience, Tucker has never been a police officer or met the requirements that come with it, according to state requirements.
That's a point of contention for some.
And Tucker says a lack of training is something that's changing soon as the educator prepares for several lessons of his own.