Five months after Perrysburg's deputy police chief retired, city council has confirmed Mayor Nelson Evans' choice for a successor.
Council voted 6-0 today to approve the hiring of Jim Rose, until now the police chief in Milan, Ohio. Mayor Evans swore him in after the confirmation, and he is expected to start work Wednesday.
Before taking the police-department reins in Milan two years ago, Mr. Rose was head of security at the Ohio Supreme Court.
"He has all the qualifications and great experience," Perrysburg Police Chief Dan Paez said. "He was in the Delaware [Ohio] PD as a captain when he left."
Mr. Paez said he is happy to have full staffing back in his department following the May retirement of Deputy Chief Michael Gilmore, who a month later took the same position in Perrysburg Township.
Deputy Chief Rose's starting salary will be $85,100. Teresa Rose, his wife of 37 years, said at first she wasn't excited about moving again, but is excited about the "cool little place" they used to drive through now.
"Perrysburg seems like a dynamic and thriving community," Deputy Chief Rose said. "I'm excited to be a part of a community like that again. And I have a lot of respect for Chief [Paez]."