Fairfield Twp. narrows police chief candidates to 7

Fairfield Twp. trustees have narrowed the list of 15 police chief applicants to seven. STAFF FILE PHOTO
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Fairfield Twp. trustees have narrowed the list of 15 police chief applicants to seven. STAFF FILE PHOTO

Fairfield Twp. has narrowed its list of candidates for police chief from 15 to seven, officials told the Journal-News today.

Trustee President Susan Berding said the names of the seven people, most of whom have been interviewed, will be released once candidates not selected for interviews have been notified.

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Six of the seven police chief candidates have already been called in for a first interview, and the last candidate is to be interviewed today, according to Fairfield Twp. administrator Julie Vonderhaar.

Of the 15 who applied for the job that opened when former chief Matt Fruchey resigned at the end of March, seven at one point in their career held the title of police chief, and one is currently an acting police chief (Fairfield Twp.'s Doug Lanier).

Six others have some level of supervisory experience.

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Trustees will have a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. July 6 to conduct a second round of police chief candidate interviews.

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FAIRFIELD TWP. POLICE CHIEF APPLICANTS

The 15 people who applied to be the next Fairfield Twp. police chief (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Jeffrey Butler, of Miamisburg
  • Elbert Bush, Jr., of Cincinnati
  • Robert Chabali, of Dayton
  • Thomas Doyle, of Cincinnati
  • Benjamin Kramer, of Madison Twp.
  • Alan Lakamp, of Fairfield Twp.
  • Doug Lanier, of Carlisle
  • Robert Merkle, of Cincinnati
  • Daniel Ogilive, of Cincinnati
  • Jody O'Guinn, of Cabondale, Ill.
  • Eugene Rice, of Sullivan
  • Frank Robinson, of Monroe
  • Maurice Robinson, of Cincinnati
  • Keith Schoonover, of Mason
  • Jeffrey Witte, of Cincinnati