Mayor R.T. Rybak and the Minneapolis City Council Friday confirmed Janeé Harteau as the new chief of police of the Minneapolis Police Department, WCCO-TV reported.
Harteau was nominated for chief by Rybak in October, and will be sworn into office next Tuesday.
The confirmation of Harteau marks an historical moment for the city as she becomes the first woman to lead the Minneapolis Police Department.
In an interview with KSTP-TV earlier this month, Harteau said, "I don't want to be remembered as the first female chief. I want to be remembered as a good chief."
See the KSTP video report below.