Tonight, the common council will be asked to approve the mayor's confirmation of Capt. as Middletown chief of police.
If confirmed, McKenna's promotion will end a nearly three-year gap in official department leadership. Middletown hasn't had a permanent police chief since the city's first female head Lynn M. Baldoni retired in July 2009, after serving the city for 26 years.
There will be a public swearing-in ceremony Wednesday at 7 p.m. at .
On Oct. 19, McKenna was promoted to Acting Police Chief after serving as deputy chief for six months.
The meeting is in council chambers at city hall at 7 p.m.