BUTLER TOWNSHIP — The Butler Township Trustees will meet in executive session tonight to appoint an acting police chief and to discuss the employment of a Service Department employee.
The Township requires the appointment of an acting chief of police due to the pending retirement of Chief John Cresie.
One option to be considered is the appointment of Montgomery County Sheriff Chief Deputy Rob Streck as the Acting Chief according to Butler Township Board of Trustees President Mike Lang. Lang said Trustee Nick Brusky is pushing the move to name Streck as Acting Chief.
Lang, who opposes the move, said that he was notified of Brusky’s intent on Monday morning.
Brusky did not return calls seeking comment. Sheriff Phil Plummer was out of the office for training and unavailable for comment. All media inquiries at the Sheriff’s Office must go through Plummer.
Lang says that the department already has a viable acting chief in Lt. Chris Guthrie.
“Chris Guthrie is more than capable,” said Lang.
Lang criticized Brusky’s move as a step toward “regionalism.”
“Nick (Brusky) talks local control and not wanting to deal with regionalism…and what is the first thing he does?” asked Lang. “I will lay out the argument against.”
The Butler Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. in the Township Hall, 3780 Little York Road, Dayton, OH 45414.
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