Current Chief of Police, Rusty Warren, has resigned to take a position with Rutt and Strutt Outfitters.
Jotz, 46, originally from New Jersey, served with the military police and worked with the Los Angeles Police Department for 14 years before moving to Oregon County in 2002.
Jotz and his wife, Dawn, have five children and run a small farm operation in Thomasville.
Jotz has been employed by the city of Alton as a part-time officer since October, 2009, and says he is happy to accept this new position and looks forward to working with the community. He will assume duties as chief effective May 17.