The longtime Fulton police chief will retire in December, after more than 39 years of law enforcement in mid-Missouri.
Steve Myers has served as Fulton’s chief for more than 19 years. He was named to the post in 2002 and implemented community policing, body cameras and enhanced officer training.
Chief Myers successfully pushed years ago for a crisis intervention team, training his officers to help identify those who need mental health assistance. He says that helped keep many people safe.
He and his officers have also helped provide security for numerous dignitaries who’ve visited Fulton over the years, including then-Vice President Dick Cheney, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
Myers is also a former Montgomery County sheriff, and began with the Fulton police department in 1997.
He’ll retire on December 3.