2018 Officer of the Year

Officer Stephen Conner

Patrolman- Field Services Division

Officer Stephen Conner began his career with the Ozark Police Department in 2014. As a Patrol Officer, he places a large emphasis on locating illegal narcotics and arresting impaired drivers. In September 2016, he attended training at the University of Central Missouri, where he obtained his Type II certification for the Intox DMT Evidential Breath Analyzer. This certification allows him to perform maintenance on the Intox DMT, along with acting as an instructor to certify officers to use the machine.  In the spring of 2017, Officer Conner became certified as a Field Training Officer (FTO); allowing him to train new officers hired by the department.

Officer Conner consistently exhibits a work ethic that sets a positive example for all Ozark Police Officers to follow and emulate.  He is active in the Ozark Police Department’s recruiting efforts and he is a leader amongst his peers and routinely mentors less experienced officers. Officer Conner routinely volunteers his time to help further the Ozark Police Department’s partnerships with the our community.  His dedication and commitment to the Ozark Police Department is evident in everything he does.

Prior to joining the Ozark Police Department, Officer Conner attended Drury University; where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree with an emphasis on Criminology and Psychology in 2012.