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Interim Chief Named For Parsons Police Department


An interim Chief of Police has been named for the Parsons Police Department. City Manager Debbie Lamb has moved assistant Chief of Police Dennis Dodd into the role while a search is conducted to replace Chief Jason Sharp. He has resigned to accept a position with Labette Community College. Dodd has served with the Parsons PD since 2006. He was promoted to assistant chief in 2016.


The process for hiring the next chief includes a panel comprised of the city manager, city attorney, city human resources director and two law enforcement individuals from outside the Parsons Police Department. 

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