A formal swearing-in ceremony and public reception is planned for 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Gainesville Public Safety Center for Police Chief Steven Fleming.

City manager Barry Sullivan gave Fleming the job in March, following the retirement of former chief Carl Dunlap in August 2007.

Fleming served as Interim Chief for seven months before Sullivan announced that the job was his.

A public meet-and-greet reception is set to follow the ceremony, in which Fleming is scheduled to take the oath of office.

The Gainesville Public Safety Center is located at 201 Santa Fe St., off E. U.S. Highway 82.

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