“The town is well covered by the police department at this time and all citizens should feel free to contact us at any time.”
Woodress left the position citing personal reasons including stress.Woodress was appointed Chief of Police for Mangum Nov. 10 when Jackie Jenkins resigned.
Woodress came under scrutiny after an incident at the Altus Rodeo this past year, but he plead not guilty to charges. A petition was also circulated in Mangum to remove Woodress from office, but it was never filed.
Mangum City Manager Paul Southwick reported Monday that Woodress had resigned, and that Assistant Chief of Police Scott Paxton has been appointed to fulfill Woodresses term which expires in March.
Paxton said that the Mangum Police Department now has three full time officers and one part time, but will be taking applications for another full time officer. Paxton also expressed his appreciation for all of the support given him from the citizens of Mangum and their cooperation with the department.