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Joplin Police Department Names New Chief

Joplin’s new police chief will be the city’s assistant police chief, Sloan Rowland.  Interim city manager, Dan Pekarek made the announcement Wednesday.

Current police chief, Matt Stewart, recently announced his retirement.

Rowland will begin his new job on January 3.

He has more than 31 years of experience and has been with the Joplin Police Department for 16 years.