Granite Quarry-Faith police chief Cook fired

Published 12:10 am Friday, July 5, 2024

GRANITE QUARRY — The Granite Quarry-Faith Joint Police Authority is without a chief after Mark Cook was fired from the job on Monday.

Interim Town Manager Jason Hord confirmed the firing on Wednesday and said that Cook was let go due to “unsatisfactory job performance.”

Cook will have the opportunity to publicly address the firing, as the town has scheduled a name-clearing hearing, which is open to the public, for Monday at 10 a.m. at the town hall. The hearing is a part of the town’s personnel policy and allows any employee who is fired or demoted to publicly make a statement on the move, Hord said.

Investigator Todd Taylor has been appointed the interim police chief while the town looks to fill the position. Hord said that the job will be posted for applications, but that a timeline has not yet been set.

Cook has been the chief of the police department since 2010, three years after the joint authority between Faith and Granite Quarry was founded.