The former Saginaw County undersheriff has a new position in Flint.

Newly elected mayor Sheldon Neeley has appointed Phil Hart as the interim police chief of the city. Hart has been in law enforcement for 36 years, 26 of them with the state police. He worked as the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department Jail Administrator in 2012 and Saginaw County undersheriff in 2014, resigning from that position this March.

Hart is also running for Genesee County Sheriff. Sheriff Robert Pickell announced his retirement in October.