FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick lawmakers have agreed to amend the charter so the police chief won’t have to move into the city.

Mayor Randy McClement and the Board of Aldermen agreed last week to adjust charter so Chief Thomas Ledwell, who lives about six miles north of the city, won’t have to move.

The News-Post of Frederick reports that the mayor and aldermen amended the charter to add a 15-mile radius residency requirement for the chief of police. The chief will still be required to live in Frederick County.

Ledwell became chief in January. He had been acting chief since Kim Dine resigned in November to become chief of the U.S. Capitol Police.

Dine lived in the city from 2000 to 2012.

The charter will be officially amended next month.

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