BUTLER TWP. — The search for Butler Township’s next police chief is over.
John Porter, who currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Police in the City of Trotwood, was unanimously approved by the Butler Township Trustees at a special meeting on Friday afternoon. He will assume the position on September 9.
“I have known John a long time and his reputation is impeccable,” said Butler Township Trustee Mike Lang. “I’m very excited to bring him on.”
Porter was chosen from a pool of four candidates, all from the Dayton region. Township Administrator Erika Vogel said that all candidates had a panel interview that included all three trustees, herself, and Montgomery County Sheriff Chief Deputy Rob Streck.
Streck has served as the Acting Chief since January after the retirement of Chief John Cresie in January.
A second round of interviews was conducted by Vogel and Fire Chief Dan Alig.
“All the applicants were well qualified,” said Trustee Nick Brusky.
Brusky pointed out Porter’s experience policing in a township and his experience with tough budget years in Trotwood as two leading reasons he supported the choice.
Porter has served as the Deputy Chief of Police in Trotwood since May. Prior to that, he served as a Captain since 2009 and was a sergeant in the Trotwood/Madison Township Police Department from 1994-2009. His Law Enforcement career began in 1989 as a patrol officer for Madison Township. He has a diverse educational background attending the University of Dayton, Wright State University, and is currently a student at Sinclair Community College. He attended the Police Executive Leadership College in 2008.
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