Cardington Police Department will lose its chief and an additional full-time officer as members of Cardington Village Council accepted the resignation of Police Chief John Hinton and officer Bradley Sealy at its April 4 meeting.
Hinton was elected Morrow County Sheriff in the March 15 primary election.
He will resign his post April 18 to begin working with the sheriff’s department in order to prepare for his upcoming term.
Village officials will not yet confirm their appointment to the soon to be vacant police chief position. Hinton thanked the community for allowing him to serve in his position.
Joining Hinton at the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, will be Sealy, who is set to resign his postition with the department April 15.
The officer indicated he has taken a road patrol position with the office.
Council approved the Mayor Susan Peyton’s recommendation of Jamie Stoops as a full-time police officer .
Stoops will reportedly begin in that capacity April 18.
Additionaly, Hinton reported to council that the department had taken a total of 82 calls for service in March. He stated that the department received 33 fewer calls than the previous March.
Hinton also stated that Lt. James Wallace has completed his training in Westerville.
He also said the police department, in conjunction with the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, will be participating in the Health Fair April 11 at Cardington Elementary School.
Cardington Fire Chief Gary Goodman stated that his department has completed 47 runs this year and will clean the community swimming pool Sunday, weather permitting.