Longtime Cincinnati police commanders apply for West Chester Township police chief job

22 apply to be top cop in Ohio's largest township

CINCINNATI – Two longtime Cincinnati police officers have applied for the West Chester Township police chief job that’s been vacant since early May.

District 2 commander Capt. Jeffrey Butler Jr, and former Assistant Police Chief Vincent Demasi applied for the position that can pay more than $100,000 per year, according to township spokesperson Barb Wilson.

The salary range is wide: $73,600 to a maximum of $114,252.

“That is the range for most of the department directors in the township,” said Judy Boyko, the township administrator. “We certainly will make an offer commensurate with qualifications and experience, but that really is the floor and the ceiling.”



By the numbers:

- 44,531 calls for service in 2013

- 20,745 calls for service through June 2014

- 1,486 reported serious crime in 2013 (homicide, robbery, aggravated assaults, rape, burglary, larceny, auto theft and arson)

- 702 reported serious crime through June 2014

- 82 sworn police officers and 10 civilian staff

- 22 candidates applied for the position

- 1 internal candidate

- 11 in-state candidates

- 11 out-of-state candidates



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