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From our friends The Joplin Globe:
Stewart has been a police officer since 2000, when he joined the Joplin Police Department. He was named assistant chief in 2014, overseeing daily operations and the department's budget.
Before he became the assistant chief, Stewart held the rank of captain and was commander of the department's Support Services Bureau from 2011 until 2014. He was a sergeant from 2006 until 2011, serving a year as the department's training sergeant, two years in internal affairs and two years in the investigations division.
In the years 2003 through 2006, he served as a corporal in the department's patrol division. He also was on the department's SWAT team and was the SWAT team leader for several years.
“Throughout his career, Stewart has exemplified solid leadership and customer service skills necessary for a top law enforcement official,” the city manager said in a statement. “He brings a great deal of experience to the position and will continue to uphold the department’s mission in serving and protecting the public.”
Stewart holds associate and bachelor's degrees from Missouri Southern State University and obtained a master of science degree in criminal justice from MSSU and Southeast Missouri State University. He also is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Have Coffee with the Chief! He's an FBI National Academy Graduate...
(64801) -- Joplin Police Department, Chief of Police, Matt Stewart, will be at Beckett's Cafe on the 'Coffee with the Chief' tour. If you can't get him on the twitter @JPD_Chief (we believe his favorite form of communiqué) you can find him today at 705 S Illinois next to Tropical Tan 7:15 - 8:00. Read more below about this FBI National Academy graduate...