PAOLA — Eric Jenkins, who has officially served as Paola’s police chief since November 2021 but filled the position in an interim role before that, will be stepping down, effective Sunday, May 7.

The Paola Police Department made the announcement in a news release posted Wednesday, May 3.

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Thank you for your willingness to take on the role and we can only respect your desire to spend your time with family instead of the myriad details of the office you volunteered for temporarily. Good for you sir and thank you for your ongoing service.

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