CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Cedar Rapids officials have chosen a Maryland man as the city’s next police chief.

City Manager Jeff Pomeranz announced Monday that officials have picked Wayne Jerman to head the Cedar Rapids department. Pomeranz will recommend that the City Council make the hiring official at a special meeting Tuesday.

The Gazette reports the 55-year-old Jerman is now the assistant chief of police for the Montgomery County Police Department in Rockville, Md. Jerman has spent his entire career with the Montgomery County department, where he started as a patrol officer in 1979.

Jerman will begin in Cedar Rapids on Oct. 29. He’ll be paid $133,702 annually.

He replaces Greg Graham, who resigned to return to Florida as police chief in Ocala. Graham left Ocala in 2008 to come to Cedar Rapids.