New Interim Columbia Police Chief Named

Columbia Interim City Manager John Glascock announced in a press conference today [Tuesday] that Lieutenant Geoff Jones will serve as Columbia Police Interim Chief beginning February 3.

Jones was raised in Columbia and attended Columbia Public Schools.

He earned a bachelors degree from Central Missouri State University in criminal justice with a minor in industrial safety in 1997 and a masters degree in criminal justice and sociology from Lincoln University in 2012.

He worked as a police officer in Sedalia for a year before joining the Columbia Police Department in 1998.

A permanent police chief will be hired when a city manager is selected.

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