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Goshen Trustees promote police sergeant to lieutenant

Goshen Township Trustee Shawn Mesler swears in new Goshen Police District part-time officer Hollie Frantz Monday night. Also shown are trustee Chair Teresa Stratton holding the Bible and Trustee John Bricker. (Submitted photo)

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP – Township trustees Monday night approved the promotion of a police officer to assistant chief. Trustees promoted Detective Sgt. Matt Beck to lieutenant/assistant chief effective immediately. A full-time sergeant since 2019, he has been with the department since 2011 as a part-time officer and worked through the ranks.

Beck moves into the position previously held by John Calko, who was hired as chief last month to replace the retired Steve McDaniel.

Trustees also hired Hollie Rae Frantz of Cortland as a part-time police officer. Calko said she has previous law enforcement experience including with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and a sheriff’s office.

Also at the meeting, trustees adopted a discipline policy for the police department presented by Calko, who said the department had no previous formal written policy. The policy was developed through Lexipol, which provides policy manuals to law enforcement agencies.

Trustees also adopted a comp time policy for the police department that mirrors the road department’s. It will have a maximum of 80 hours, with any additional hours paid out at the end of the year. Calko said the police department previously had no maximum for comp time and no formal written policy.

Additionally, trustees opened a credit card for Calko and canceled the credit card for McDaniel.

The next regular trustees meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the administration building.

khowell@salemnews.net

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