The Minneapolis City Council will vote Friday on whether to give interim police Chief Medaria Arradondo the permanent job.
If confirmed, as expected, Arradondo would become the department's first African-American chief and would serve out the rest of Janeé Harteau's term, which runs through January 2019.
The vote will be held at the council's regular meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m. Friday at City Hall.
Arradondo assumed the department's top job on July 21 following Harteau's resignation amid controversy over the police shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.
Arradondo, a 28-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department, has made it clear he wants the job, pledging to change the 860-officer department's culture while improving accountability and outcomes.
While several council members said they would consider an outside candidate to fill Harteau's post, Arradondo's nomination has sailed through two council committees.
Arradondo, 50, has served throughout the department, including patrol, internal affairs and as inspector of the First Precinct.
In 2014, he was appointed Harteau's chief of staff, which put him on the front lines of the department's community outreach efforts.