GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Retired Green Bay Police chief deputy Tom Molitor has been named the interim chief for the department. The Police and Fire Commission accepted Mayor Jim Schmitt’s recommendation of Molitor to be the interim chief until they find a new chief. “Well what’s fortunate is, by choosing Tom Molitor he knows what we were working on and needs for the continuation of implementation of intelligence led policing and the rest of our strategic plan,” said outgoing Police Chief Jim Arts, "He's got that capability". Arts is leaving in the next month or so for a new position as head of security for the Tennessee Titans. Molitor retired in 2011 and was with the department since 1980. Molitor says depending on how he does in the interim position he might be interested in the permanent job. The commission also voted to keep the search for a new chief in house by having the Human Resources Department conduct the recruitment and hiring process. A detailed month by month plan has been laid out that could have a new chief in place within five to seven months. Schmitt says ideally they would like to have a new chief in place by the start of the new year. HR will prepare advertisements, screen applications, and assist with the interviewing process while working with the commission who makes the final decision. Schmitt has stressed that will be national search and under recommendations from outgoing Police Chief Arts, HR will place ads in well known law enforcement publications and internet job sites. The commission is leaving the option open of paying for an executive search firm, if things aren’t going the way they want. HR Operations Manager Melanie Falk estimated the cost of a search firm between $20,000 and $30,000. The Police Chief’s current salary is anywhere between $82,471 and $102,574.