In a heartfelt announcement at the City Council meeting on Monday Aug. 28th, Police Chief Bryan Arnold revealed his decision to step down from his role, effective October 31. With a career spanning over 25 years in law enforcement, Chief Arnold has been a driving force in maintaining the safety and well-being of the community.
Reflecting on his tenure, Chief Arnold expressed, "Serving this community has been an honor and a privilege. During my time as Chief of Police, I have witnessed firsthand the dedication and unwavering commitment of the members of our police department. We have faced many challenges together, and through their exceptional efforts, we have been able to positively impact the lives of our citizens."
Chief Arnold's departure marks the end of an era characterized by professionalism, dedication, and community engagement. His leadership has fostered a strong relationship between law enforcement and the citizens of Lebanon, making him a respected figure in the community.
Mayor Jared Carr acknowledged Chief Arnold's contributions, stating, "He's brought a lot of professionalism to the community and to the police department. We couldn't be more proud to have him as part of the Lebanon team, and I think he'll be remembered for many years as a great chief."
As Chief Arnold embarks on a new chapter, the city is now actively seeking his successor. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the position of Police Chief until September 22nd. Details about the role and application process can be found at www.lebanonmissouri.org/jobs.
Chief Arnold's legacy will undoubtedly continue to inspire the police department and the community as a whole. The city expresses its deep gratitude for his dedication and wishes him the best in his future endeavors.