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Bruce Galloway tries to stay in tune with the news in his community. The Ozark citizen and businessman also serves in various leadership roles. Ask him about the recent controversy surrounding the city’s police department and Christian County Sheriff’s Office, and he’ll tell you it’s been tough, especially following the resignation and federal conviction of former sheriff Joey Kyle.

Owensboro Police Department

The city of Ozark has hired its next police chief. Tim Clothier is a major with the Owensboro, Kentucky Police Department. He’ll begin his duties Sept. 28.

Clothier’s appointment comes after the recent resignation of longtime chief Lyle Hodges, who retired in late June. Hodges had been reprimanded following a review into the department to address alleged wrongdoings.

Ozark Police Department
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The city of Ozark has began soliciting applications for its next chief of police. This week’s job posting comes after the recent resignation of Lyle Hodges, who was reprimanded in May after a report alleging misconduct within the department. 

City Administrator Steve Childers tells KSMU that the biggest thing Ozark is looking for in a new chief is leadership, and for someone who will be “very engaged.”