The city of Ozark has announced a new Interim Chief of Police after the current Chief Tim Clothier announced he would be accepting a position a Chief of Police position in O’Fallon, Missouri.

Deputy Chief Justin Arnold will fill the position while the city of Ozark works to fill the position of Chief of Police permanently.

Deputy Arnold has been a member of the Ozark Police Department since 2005, he has also served in various assignments including: Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force, Patrol Sergeant, and Support Services Division Commander.

(Information provided by the City of Ozark)

The Ozark Police Department’s Current Chief of Police, Tim Clothier, has accepted the position of Chief of Police for the City of O’Fallon, Missouri. Deputy Chief Justin Arnold will serve in the role as Interim Chief of Police while the City of Ozark works to fill the position of
Chief of Police permanently.

Deputy Chief Arnold has been a member of the Ozark Police Department since 2005, working his way through the ranks of the department. Arnold has served in various assignments, including Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Support Services Division Commander and in November 2016, Arnold was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief. In that position, he oversees both Divisions of the Ozark Police Department, Professional Standards Investigations as well as numerous community engagement initiatives.

Deputy Chief Arnold earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Drury University and his Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice/ Sociology from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. Arnold is a graduate of the 8th Session of the Missouri Police Chief’s Charitable Foundation Command College. He is married and has three children.