David Book has joined the Oologah Police Department.
Mayor Jerry Holland said Book was hired on an emergency basis to fill in for Jared Tice who recently left the department and to help cover shifts for Police Chief Novale Thompson.
Chief Thompson has been limited in his ability to work in the field because of health problems.
Holland said the town board will hold a special meeting this Friday at 9 a.m. to discuss personnel matters.
There will be an executive session to discuss Thompson’s possible retirement and another executive session to discuss the possible hiring of Book as an interim police chief.
Book had been working as a chief deputy for the Rogers County Sheriff’s Department. Holland said Book passed a background check and he has over ten years experience in law enforcement.