New Boston Village Council has approved the hiring of Carl Compton as Police Chief for the Village. Chief Compton was appointed by Mayor Williams and was unanimously approved for the position by a 6 – 0 vote of Village Council. Last year Chief Compton was hired as a police officer and has since been serving as Interim Police Chief for the Village. Mayor Williams stated, “Chief Compton has gained an understanding and needs of our neighborhoods and has a very receptive working relationship with our staff and officers. Chief Compton’s knowledge, training and experience will be a tremendous asset to our community.”
Chief Compton is a retired Portsmouth Police Officer where he received several awards and recognitions, including the Citizen Commendation, Recognition of Officers, City Council Commendation as well as the Law Enforcement Excellence Award by the Ohio Department of Public Safety. He is a graduate of the Ohio State Patrol Academy and is a Certified Instructor for the Ohio Police Officer Training Academy (OPOTA). He has also trained in public safety driving, drug enforcement, rifle and revolver instruction.
Chief Compton is married to wife, Stephanie and has a daughter, Sarah. Chief Compton was sworn into office by Mayor Williams, joined by Council President Pro-Tem Dan Fetty on May 18th. Chief Compton and the Police Department can be reached at 740.456.4109.