Boardman Township Trustees have received a list of ten candidates who will be interviewed for the post of township police chief.
Boardman’s current chief, Jack Nichols, will retire, effective Jan. 4, 2018.
Five members of the Boardman Police Department have applied for the chief’s position, including Narcotics Enforcement Unit Commander, Sgt. Mike Hughes; Det. Rick Balog, School Resource Officer Chuck Hillman Jr., Det. Glenn Riddle and Sgt. John Allsopp.
A former member of the Boardman Police Department, Bureau of Criminal Identification Special Agent James Ciotti is also a candidate for chief. Ciotti is supervisor/special operations of the Northeast District of Ohio of the BCI.
FBI Agent Todd D. Werth, supervisory special agent assigned to the bureau’s local office on Sahara Trail, is among the ten finalists for the post.
Also applying for the post are Rod Foley, former Youngstown police chief and currently commander of the YPD’s patrol division; Brian Goodin, chief of Poland township Police Department; David Hayes, chief of police and also township administrator of Sagamore Hills, Oh. Township; William Cappabianca, a major serving with the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department; and Charles VanDyke, chief of police in Milton Township.
All of the ten candidates will get ‘first’ interviews by township trustees, who will narrow the list and then schedule a second round of interviews.
A new police chief is expected to be named by this fall, if not earlier, pending final background checks.