A new deputy chief isn't the only change for the Ozark police department. Eight Ozark police officers have been promoted from within the department.
Lieutenant Keith Cauthen was promoted to caption and assigned to be the commander of the patrol services division.
Sergeant Frankey Peterman was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to be the commander of the criminal investigative services division also going from sergeant to Lieutenant was Anthony Spedale.
Kristin Fleissner was promoted from corporal to sergeant and Chris Ford was promoted from agent to sergeant.
Those going from officer to corporal were Zenneth Glenn, Billy Driggers, and Jessie Kellum.
Those promotions are effective immediately.