Wapello County supervisors tasked with replacing retiring sheriff

In order for the replacement process to begin, an official resignation letter must be presented by the current sheriff. (KTVO)

Wapello County Sheriff Mark Miller recently announced his retirement, and many residents are wondering who will replace him.

The Wapello County Board of Supervisors told KTVO it must follow a process. This process is on hold until the board receives an official letter of resignation from the current sheriff. After the letter is submitted, it takes 40 days to make an appointment or schedule an election.

Residents can always appeal the decision made by the county supervisors.

“If we appoint somebody then the public has an opportunity for 14 days to petition to say, ‘no we don’t want you appointing somebody, we want an election’. Then the public, once again, if we go ahead and appoint somebody they can submit another petition that says, ‘we don’t like who you appointed, we want an election’," said Supervisor Jerry Parker.

Parker added that, so far, they have not received any official letter of resignation from Miller.

Miller told KTVO a few days ago that he is stepping down as Wapello County sheriff at the end of the year.

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