Amelia swears in new part-time police officer

May 8th, 2014    Author: Administrator    Filed Under: News

Matthew Kohus takes his oath of office. His wife, Laura Kohus, holds the Bible.

By Kristin Rover
Sun staff

Amelia Mayor Todd Hart swore in a new part-time police officer during the April 22 village council meeting.

Matthew Kohus was hired as a part-time officer and will soon begin his duties in the village.

“I am very excited and happy,” Kohus said about the opportunity. “I can’t wait to start and serve Amelia to the best of my ability.”

Amelia Police Chief David Friend hired Kohus after getting the go-ahead from council members at their March 25 meeting.

“I recommend we hire two part-time officers,” Friend said during the March 25 meeting. “One to replace a part-time officer that may go into a full-time position.”

Council also accepted the resignation of full-time police officer Coby Murrell during the March 25 meeting.

Hart suggested council schedule a special meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27 to swear in a new full-time police officer.

During the special meeting, part-time officer Shane Olson was sworn in as a full-time officer, according to Amelia Village Administrator Julie Wartman.

“He has been with the village since 1999,” Wartman said.

After swearing in Kohus during the April 22 meeting, council members accepted the resignation of full-time officer Greg Marsh.

Friend said Marsh’s last day will be May 8. Friend said Marsh is going to work at Cincinnati Police Department.

“We will definitely miss him,” Hart said.

Hart said they are planning to promote a part-time officer to full-time to replace Marsh. He said they are currently testing the part-time officers interested in the position.

Friend said the village is still looking to hire two more part-time officers.

“We are currently advertising for part-time officer positions,” Friend said.

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