The 12th Judicial Circuit has a new Chief Juvenile Officer.
Presiding Judge Jason Lamb has named Ed Hoover to the position.
Hoover, formerly the Chief Deputy Juvenile Officer, has been the interim Chief Juvenile Officer since April when Bruce McKinnon retired.
Hoover will oversee a staff of deputy juvenile officers and support personnel in the three counties of the Circuit: Audrain, Montgomery, and Warren.
Judge Michael Wright of Warren County serves as the Juvenile Division judge for the circuit.
Hoover is a 1987 graduate of Mexico High School and of Missouri Western State University with degrees in Law Enforcement and Administration.