Robert Alcon is set to take over as Mayflower Police Chief on Feb. 1.
Mayor Randy Holland said Alcon, who will take over for former chief Robert Satkowski, was selected by a search committee, which included aldermen Pat Hinson and Will Elder and Greenbrier Police Chief Gene Earnhart.
Alcon was previously with Arkansas State Police, Holland said. Sgt. Jeremy Hanson has served as interim chief during the search, Holland said.
According to Public Works Director Barbara Mathes, Satkowski resigned Sept. 29.
Holland said there was no specific reason for Satkowski’s resignation other than the longtime law man wanting to retire.
The resignation was announced to the Mayflower City Council, but a more public announcement was not “put out there,” Holland said.
Satkowski took office in February 2013 after the resignation of Billy Baker, who pleaded guilty to tampering the same month.
Satkowsiki, who brought 37 years of law enforcement experience, oversaw the police department’s handling of the March 29 oil spill, which sent more than 200,000 gallons of crude oil into the Northwoods subdivision and surrounding areas.
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