By a unanimous decision of the city council, we welcome Jody Hayes as our new Chief of Police and Chad McConnell as a new officer to the PD.
Jody was most recently employed as the Chief of Police at the Branson Regional Airport. His law enforcement experience began in 1990 with the Christian County Sheriff’s Department as a patrolman and later assigned as a detective for that agency. He has also been assigned as a detective for the cities of Nixa and Ozark and held the position of School Resource Officer for Nixa Schools for 8 yrs.
Chad McConnell also has an extensive background in law enforcement ranging from a Certified Field Training Officer for various agencies, a School Resource Officer for Nixa Schools and Director of Police Services for the Nixa Police Department. His career began as an Animal Control Officer and Nuisance
Complaint Officer for the city of Nixa in 1994. Chad also developed and implemented a School Police Officer training program that was implemented by several agencies, cities, and the Christian County She riff’s Office.
Please welcome them to the community as we look forward to and thank them for their future service to the City of Billings. Chad will be a new and fourth addition to our Police Department with the title of Lieutenant.
We very much wish to thank Chief Bruce Belin for the past three years of service to our community and wish him the very best of future endeavors.