Smiths Grove has been without an officer since it’s police chief resigned June 30th. The move left the town’s only police car parked at City Hall and some residents questioning their safety.
Residents like Tonya Masker say with no law enforcement in town, Smiths Grove could be an easy target for criminals.
“It’s got a lot of peoples attention that it shouldn’t have got.”
With no police officer, the town’s law enforcement lies in the hands of county and state officials.
The City Council will select a new Police Chief Monday from about a dozen applicants who have been interviewed.