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Christiansen Appointed Chief: In a special session of the Lake Ozark Board of Aldermen held on January 5, 2023, Mr. Jeff Christiansen wasappointed with a unanimous vote to serve as the city’s next Police Chief. Christiansen comes to the city with over 27 years of professional law enforcement experience, most recentlyserving the citizens of Linn Creek, Missouri as their Police Chief. Prior to his work in Linn Creek, Christiansenspent 26 years at the DuPage County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office, progressing through their patrol and detectivedivisions, and eventually serving as a Sergeant within their civil division and accreditation and trainingprograms. His professional service includes volumes of experience in training and development, grants, patrolfunctions, accreditation, and supervision. He possesses a BA and MS in criminal social justice from Lewis University, and is a 2012 graduate of theNorthwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. While working for the DuPage CountySheriff’s Office, Christiansen also worked as an adjunct instructor at Aurora University for a period of 15 years,where he was a founding member of their criminal justice advisory board. He has worked at the College ofDuPage as a GED instructor and coordinator as well. He has also has years of experience as an accreditationmanager, trainer, and contractor for a series of coroners’ offices in Illinois. Outside of his professional experiences, Christiansen is a co-founder of Celebrate Differences, which is a notfor-profit supporting people with disabilities and their families. He has extensive involvement with the specialneeds community for the past 18 years, also co-founding the A Pinch of Happiness Spice Shop in Camdenton,Missouri. During his appointment, Christiansen stated that he was “looking forward to getting started soon and tocontinue the work of making the agency better. I am excited to work with the officers, dispatchers, board anddepartment heads to make progress, and appreciate the thorough and well-vetted hiring process.”At the meeting, Mayor Newberry thanked the members of the hiring committee that helped to identifyChristiansen as the next Police Chief. Christiansen will be sworn into the role at the Board of Aldermenmeeting on January 10, 2023 at 6:00 P.M.

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City of Lake Ozark

Welcome to The City of Lake Ozark

The city of Lake Ozark is a breathtakingly beautiful and rapidly growing community of 1,800 full-time residents located at the gateway to the Lake of the Ozarks. From area retail shopping, to a new movie theater, or a relaxing day on the lake, Lake Ozark is a vacationing paradise that has something for everyone.

 

If you are here to enjoy the water, check out the many boat and personal watercraft rental businesses -- the lake has it all. The historic Bagnell Dam Strip -- aka “The Strip” to most -- is where you will find activities for the family and a variety of dining and entertainment options. But there’s more to Lake Ozark than The Strip.

 

A growing shopping center at The Shoppes at Eagles Landing offers a balanced option for residents and visitors; several fine dining restaurants raise the bar for those with a refined palate; a nationally renowned golf course and residential development are nestled along the Osage River; and there are plans afoot to continue to expand the residential, commercial and industrial bases.And our history runs deep.

 

The city of Lake Ozark has an eye to the future, while never ignoring its roots.
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