Ash Flat welcomes a new Chief of Police. Anthony Wiles was recently appointed to the position following former Chief Mike Zeiger's transfer to the Drug Task Force last November. Wiles has served as senior officer since the vacancy.
Wiles is a lifelong Sharp County resident and 1989 graduate of Highland High School. He and his wife Shirla have five children and live in Sharp County.
Wiles began his law enforcement career in September of 2001 as a volunteer auxiliary officer with the Cherokee Village Police Department. He worked there and with Sharp County at the 9-1-1 office until October of 2003 at which time he became employed by the Highland Police Department. Wiles attended the Police Academy in January 2004 while working for Highland.
In December of 2004 he went to work at Ash Flat, then in June of 2006 he went back to the Cherokee Village Police Department where he remained until November of 2008 and then came back to Ash Flat and has served as senior officer following Zeiger's resignation.
Wiles has grown up in this community and gotten to know many people through his law enforcement career and welcomes questions and comments. He can be reached at the Ash Flat Police Department.
Wiles said he looks forward to serving the citizens of Ash Flat in the capacity of police chief.