Cridersville Police Chief John Drake
CRIDERSVILLE — Two new officers have joined the rolls of the Crid-ersville Police Department this week.
The hiring of Brian Parker, of St. Marys, and Cory Miller, of Wapakoneta, gained approval by Cridersville Village Council members as they join the village police force to serve as part-time officers.
Cridersville Police Chief John Drake and councilors recently held a Safety Committee meeting where they interviewed five people. They selected Parker and Miller to fill the open positions.
“On May 30, we held a Safety Committee meeting where we interviewed five people,” Drake said. “We need council to vote in the two.”
Council accepted the two officers who were present at the council and were surrounded by family and friends.
“Brian recently completed his schooling at Wright State University and Cory is a local boy, who grew up near Uniopolis, and recently finished his schooling at Apollo,” Drake said.
This brings the total to 10 part- and full-time officers for the village.
In addition, Drake noted that there is a full-time police officer position that was open, and he presented Doug Huston to councilors. Councilors approved his hiring as a full-time officer.
Drake mentioned that Huston has been loyal to the police force as a part-time officer, and is confident he will do a good job patrolling the streets as a second-shift officer.
In other news regarding filling village positions, resident Jeremy Stoller has been inducted as the newest member of the Zoning Board of Appeals for the village, as he took over councilor Rick Walls position.