KINGSTON, Okla. (KTEN) — The Kingston City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to promote Sgt. Kasey Cox to be the city's top cop.

"I'm happy to get some closure for me," the new chief of police said. "I feel like I've worked hard the last several years to be in this position, and I'm happy."

Cox worked from 2011 to 2016 in Kingston before moving to the Marshall County Sheriff's Office for four years, returning to Kingston last year.

Kingston Mayor Gary Gluck said he was excited and grateful to have Cox on the job.

"Very, very lucky, in getting Kasey to do this job for us," he said.  "He's been with us for a while, he knows the job, and I think he'll do his best to take care of the community."

Cox said one of his goals as chief will be to implement communication between police and citizens.

"We're here to help them and serve them," said Chief Cox. "And whatever we can do to make this community better, it's what we're going to do."

Cox will be on a 90-day probationary period before being fully into his new role.

New Kingston police Chief Kasey Cox with family members.