Hubbard township trustees select a new police chief
Hubbard township trustees select a new police chief. They selected a familiar face in the township. Ronald Fusco has worked for the township police department for 22 years and rose to the rank of Captain.
Monday, March 14th 2022, 11:40 PM EDT
Hubbard township trustees select a new police chief.
They selected a familiar face in the township.
Ronald Fusco has worked for the township police department for 22 years and rose to the rank of Captain.
He stepped up as acting chief and will assume the role of Chief on April 2nd.
That's one day after Chief Greg Tarr retires. Fusco tells us there will be challenges with six full-time and three part-time officers. But he understands the department must do more with less.
"I think we're all feeling the same thing across the board with police departments on the staffing levels. Every day you see another agency, even some of the larger agencies are advertising for officers," Fusco said.
21 News asked the Acting Chief Fusco about crimes in Hubbard Township.
Fusco answered, "We have 25 square miles, a major interstate running through here, we have our share of property crimes, thefts, drug problems, and violent crimes like any other community."
"I would like to have two officers per shift, but I don't see that happening. We are not going to keep going back to taxpayers with inflation at 7.8 percent, and when gas and food prices are so high," emphasized Fusco.
Fusco said, "I look forward to continuing to serve the people here. We have a good community."
Township Trustees also voted to promote patrolman Chris Gifford to Sergeant.