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Newark police chief Mark Thoms will retire this year

Newark Police Chief Mark Thoms is retiring.

At the end of December he will end a 37 year career in law enforcement.

Village officials announced the retirement in a press release on Monday.

Thoms came to Newark after a year and a half as police officer in Palmyra. He served with over 50 officers and three chiefs.


“Mark has learned his job from the ground up,” Mayor Jonathan Taylor said. “He is familiar with all aspects of the village department. As police chief, he has been a great asset, concentrating on communication and positive interactions with the residents of Newark, as well as with his officers and village. We wish him well in his future endeavors, but he will be missed.”

The village is now accepting applications for the position of police chief.



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