Jaime Green has been appointed interim Eddyville Police Chief effective 12:01 a.m. Sunday.

Green, a lieutenant and 18 1/2-year veteran of the city's police department, will take over duties as Eddyville's top cop with the retirement of longtime Chief Shane Allison. Saturday is Allison's final day with the department, though today is his last working day.

Mayor John Choate announced the appointment of Green this morning. He said the city will make a decision on a permanent successor to Allison in the next month or so.

Green, 41, will be the first female to carry the title of police chief in Eddyville.