MIDDLETOWN, Ky. (WDRB) -- Middletown is set to swear in its first ever police chief on Tuesday.

Retired Louisville Metro Police officer Ed Blaser is scheduled to be sworn in at 5:30 p.m. at Middletown City Hall. A police officer will also be sworn in.

The Middletown mayor says the police department was formed because of growth in the city.

The department won't replace LMPD, which has a division headquarters located near Middletown City Hall.

The Middletown Police Department is expected to cost around $250,000 a year.

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