The Vian Board of Trustees, in a lengthy special meeting Thursday evening, hired Levi Risley of Vian as the town's new police chief.
Risley is reported to be an experienced police officer and is a captain with the Fort Smith Police Department where he has worked since 1989. He replaces Alan Ellis. Ellis was dismissed by the board of trustees July 24. Vian Mayor Dennis Fletcher said Ellis was dismissed "For the good of the service. Our expectations weren't being met."
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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