Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The City of Columbia has announced that Randy Scott has been re-hired as Columbia Police Chief.
The city said Scott had formally been chosen to be filled the post.
His first day back on the job is Wednesday. Ruben Santiago has been serving as interim chief in his absence.
Scott had retired on December 31, 2012. At the time, he said his intention was to step down briefly, then apply for the position again. Previous Coverage: Randy Scott Retires as CPD Chief
City leaders say two applicants applied for the position. Chief Scott was one of the two applicants and did go through an interview process. The job was posted from January 2nd to January 9th.
Scott said he was forced to retire because changes state lawmakers made to the retirement system. He said if he hadn't retired, he stood to lose a large sum of money.
Scott will make $112,200, which is the same salary he made before the retirement.