Boone County Joint Communications Director Scott Shelton resigned on June 15, according to a news release issued by the Boone County Commission.
The City of Columbia website describes the Director of Boone County Joint Communications as responsible for supervising operation of the county-wide 911 emergency dispatch system.
Shelton started his career with the University of Missouri Police Department in 1976. Since then, he has held positions as Sergeant, Captain and Chief of Police Departments in the University of Missouri school system. In 2008, he left Missouri to become the Chief of Police at East Carolina University in North Carolina.
Shelton took the job as Director of the Boone County Joint Communications in February of this year after returning to Columbia.
Boone County Sheriff Dwayne Carey will serve as the Interim Director of the Boone County Joint Communications.
The Boone County Commissioners and Sheriff Dwayne Carey were not available for comment.