FARLEY, Iowa — As of mid-August, the City of Farley will be in need of a new police chief.

Molly Dupont, who has served as chief since June 2017, announced her resignation earlier this month. She is taking a position as captain with the Dyersville Police Department.

Dupont’s last day will be Aug. 16. The role of chief is the only full-time position on the Farley force, which also includes three part-time officers.

“It was a position that came open,” Dupont said. “It wasn’t something I was searching for, but it was an opportunity thrown my way.”

Dupont said she gained a lot of administrative experience from her time in Farley, something she said will help her in her new role. Her salary will be $26 per hour.

Farley’s City Council will have a special meeting today to establish a timeline and guidelines for beginning the search for Dupont’s replacement. Mayor Jeff Simon said the goal is to have the position filled “as soon as possible.”

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