The College Place Police Department has added a new position — Special Enforcement Officer — to help with code enforcement.

The position will oversee animal control, code enforcement, parking, evidence custodial work and other tasks. Retired Washington State Patrol Trooper Ron Nordman is taking the role after working almost 28 years for the state, according to a release.

College Place Police Chief Troy Tomaras said the city “is fortunate to have an individual of his caliber.”

Nordman won’t be armed or uniformed in his new role, but he will have partial authority to enforce various code violations, parking and animal control. The last is one Tomaras said the city has needed in particular.

College Place hasn’t had an animal control or code enforcement officer since August 2009, City Administrator Mike Rizzitiello said.

“The city used to have an animal control officer position years ago,” Tomaras said in an email. “The city has planned for funding for this position.”

According to a recent city salary ordinance, the new position is paid between $44,892 and $50,376 per year.