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Stevensville shopping for new Police Chief

Stevensville shopping for new Police Chief
Posted at 7:34 PM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 13:04:06-05

STEVENSVILLE — Stevensville leaders are not only looking to fill vacancies on the Town Council. They're also looking for a new police chief.

Stevensville Police Chief James Marble resigned November 16th, announcing he was leaving to take a new position with the state.

Marble has been Stevi's police chief for the past 16-and-a-half years, leaving a position as Police Chief in Plains to replace Lew Barnett when he retired.

Marble has faced some challenges over the years, including two years ago when the town lost most of its officers, leaving him alone in the department until new patrolmen could be trained and hired, with Ravalli County deputies helping with calls for service.

Marble says he's "thoroughly enjoyed serving the citizens of Stevensville. His last day on the job is Friday.

Stevensville has started the search for a new chief, and hopes to have one named by March.