“Matt Brown is an excellent example of some who is loyal, hard-working and smart, and who epitomizes the selflessness required of a public servant in law enforcement,” Davis said in a statement. “He is a strong and humble leader who gives of himself within law enforcement circles and within the community and region. We are fortunate to have Matt on our team, and we look forward to working with him far into the future.”
Pay range for the police chief position is $99,568-$131,172, but Brown’s exact salary was not released during the announcement of his appointment.
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Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Toledo and has served in the department as a patrol officer, detective, sergeant and lieutenant.
Human Resources Manager Jennifer Brumby said there was a large response to the job postings for the leadership positions.
“As expected, there was nationwide interest in these positions, and the applicant pool for each position is large,” she said.