Lake Ozark police chief resigns

LAKE OZARK, Mo. -- After eight years being employed as Lake Ozark police chief, Mark Maples has submitted his resignation.

According to emailed notice Maples shared with local media, Maples submitted his resignation to Lake Ozark Mayor Johnnie Franzeskos, and his last day is Friday, July 18. He said he has accepted a position in the private sector.

“I have enjoyed my nearly eight years as the Chief of Police for the City of Lake Ozark. I like to think that I leave the police department in better shape than when I found it in 2007,” he said in his email. “I am confident that the city and the police department will continue to improve and be true professional public servants. (I give) my sincere thanks to my staff, City Hall staff, mayor and Board of Aldermen.”

Franzeskos said the city has advertised the position in three different places: local newspapers, a police chiefs association job listing and with the Missouri Municipal League. He said the deadline for position resumé submissions is July 30. A committee organized by the city elected officials and staff will then begin the interview process.

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