LISBON - Village police officer Shar Daub has been named detective, a job she has already been doing for some time, according to Chief Mike Abraham.
"The way the crime rate is going and the increase in the number of incidents, we felt there was a need," he said of his decision.
Daub, who has been with the department full-time since 1998, has been serving as a de facto detective for years, and Abraham said it was only fair to give her the title to go along with the job.
No pay raise came with the promotion to the new position, at least for now, and Daub will continue to perform double-duty as a patrol officer on the day shift and take calls. "When I'm not working as detective, I'll be on patrol," she said.
Abraham said at some point in her career Daub began helping perform follow-up investigations on cases other than the ones she handled, volunteering to take on the additional responsibilities as part of her other duties, which include serving as the juvenile and DARE officer. She has also been Lisbon's representative on the Columbiana County Homicide Task Force.
"We've had a need in the police department because of how busy we've become, and it's only fair she has the title since she's already been doing the job," he said.
Daub, 40, is a graduate of Crestview High School and still lives in the district with her husband Randy and their two children. She has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Kent State University and a master's degree in police administration from Youngstown State University.
She worked part-time in the East Palestine Police Department and Lisbon before offered a full-time job with the village 15 years ago.