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The Suburbanite
  • 20 applicants for Jackson Township Police major

  • Twenty people have applied to be a major for the Jackson Township Police Department.

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  • The job posting for the township Police Department’s second in command has attracted five police chiefs, an Ohio Highway Patrol post commander and other high-ranking Stark County officers.
    Twenty people have applied to be major, a job that will pay between $84,000 and $88,000 a year. Trustees expect to start interviewing candidates April 9 for the post that has been vacant since David Zink became police chief in 2010. Zink had been the only applicant for chief, and only eight candidates had applied to be major the last time the position was advertised in 2006. In both previous searches, trustees had sought only in-house candidates.
    Among the applicants for major are:
    • Louisville Police Chief Andrew Turowski, who started with the department in 1997 and became chief in 2006. He also is an adjunct instructor at Kent State University.
    • Lawrence Township Police Chief Mark H. Brink, who started with the department in 1991 and became chief in 2005.
    • Windham Police Chief Gene H. Fixler, who became chief in 2010 and was a lieutenant with the Ohio Department of Mental Health Police Department at Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare.
    • Newburgh Heights Police Chief Gabriel A. Barone Jr., who became chief in 2010 and had retired as a lieutenant from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office in 2008.
    • Middlefield Police Chief Arnold Stanko, who became chief last year and was the chief of the Waite Hill Police Department from 1997 to 2012.
    • Eric M. Escola, commander of the Ohio Highway Patrol New Philadelphia post since 2001. He started with the Highway Patrol in 1977.
    • Brian P. Carbenia, deputy chief for the Perry Township Police Department who started with the department in 1998. He also is an adjunct instructor at Stark State College.
    • Joseph A. Herrick, captain of the Massillon Police Department who served as interim chief for five months last year. He started as a volunteer with Massillon in 1987 and became full time in 1988.
    • Pamela K. Denczak Henderhan, a Jackson Township police officer since 1983.
    • Thomas J. Minarcheck, a Jackson Township police officer since 2009 who worked at the Massillon Police Department for 20 years.
    Reach Kelli at 330-580-8339 or kelli.young@cantonrep.com
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