Milton OKs police chief contract
Layber will officially be appointed as chief at a Milton Police Commission meeting Wednesday, April 20. He starts work as chief May 16, according to the city.
Layber's contract states he'll be paid an annual starting salary of $70,000 and that he must establish permanent residency within the city within a year of his initial employment date.
Layber already had accepted a conditional offer to become the city's next police chief after rounds of scheduled interviews with five finalists for chief in March.
Layber, 53, is a special agent in charge for the Milwaukee office of the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigations. He has been an administrator with the DCI for 19 years.
The chief's seat has been open since October 2010, when former Police Chief Jerry Schuetz resigned to become Milton city administrator.
Schuetz has been serving as the city's interim police chief.