The Salt Lake City Council will meet Thursday to consider approving the appointment of former Utah Highway Patrol Col. Mike Chabries as Salt Lake City Chief of Police, a city official said.

Chabries was appointed by Mayor Palmer DePaulis July 14 to fill a vacancy left by retired Chief E.L. "Bud" Willoughby.The former UHP superintendent has been on the job since Monday but the council is specially convening to consider making his appointment official, City Council Executive Director Linda Hamilton said.

The council will meet at 4 p.m. in City Council chambers at City Hall, 324 S. State St.