PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A special agent and criminal investigator with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Providence has been nominated as the new U.S. marshal for Rhode Island.

President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated Wing Chau for the job.

Chau began his law enforcement career in 1989 as a patrolman with the Rhode Island Capitol Police. He has also served with the United States Border Patrol and with the ATF in San Diego, Washington, D.C., and in Providence.

He holds an associate's degree in computer science from the Community College of Rhode Island and a bachelor of science degree in computer information systems from Rhode Island College, the news release says.

If confirmed, Chau would replace U.S. Marshal Jamie Hainsworth, a former Glocester police chief.