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Hayes Steps Down as Police Chief

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New Concord Police Chief Trevor Hayes submitted his resignation effective May 12, according to Village Administrator Charlotte Colley.

New Concord Police Chief Trevor Hayes at a 2015 food drive.
New Concord Police Chief Trevor Hayes assists with a 2015 food drive.

“[Hayes] felt it was time to move on,” said Colley, adding Hayes was “looking to take the next step in his career.”

Colley said she and the rest of New Concord Village Council wish Hayes “the best” in his future endeavors.

Colley said Officer Jeff Dawson will serve as the interim chief of the New Concord Police Department (NCPD) until a replacement is found.

Colley, Mayor Brett Essex, and Village Council will have a description of the opening available by May 12 when Hayes’ resignation is official.

New Concord Police Chief Trevor Hayes is stepping down from NCPD May 12.
New Concord Police Chief Trevor Hayes is stepping down from NCPD May 12.

Hayes served as Police Chief in New Concord since November 2012 and had been a member of NCPD since 2003.

Village Honors Auxiliary Police Officer

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William Myers, a 69-year-old auxiliary officer with the New Concord Police Department, was honored at the Jan. 9 Village Council meeting for his 25 years of service. 

Retiring auxiliary officer Bill Myers accepts a plaque honoring his 25 years of service to New Concord Police Department
Retiring auxiliary officer Bill Myers accepts a plaque honoring his 25 years of service to New Concord Police Department.

Myers first worked for the Cambridge Police Department before joining the force in New Concord in 1992.

New Concord Mayor, Brett Essex, said that Myers has been a hardworking member of the auxiliary unit.

“He has been very diligent in working the traffic control for our parades, events, ballgames, and all the exciting things that get to take place in New Concord,” said Essex.

According to Essex, Myers has been in law enforcement for 45 years and “that’s a very long and dedicated service.”

“We felt valued to have you in our village,” said Essex.

Retiring auxiliary officer Bill Myers lived in New Concord for over thirty years. Moving to Cambridge around 2012, he continued to be an auxiliary officer for New Concord Police.

Despite his moving out of the village limits to Cambridge around four years ago, Essex said that Myers was still “local in our hearts.”

Myers was fond of working in the village and with the people that call it home during time with the department.

“I enjoyed working with the people of New Concord,” said Myers.

Police Chief, Trevor Hayes, said that Myers played a big role in shaping his time with the New Concord Police Department.

“Thank you for everything you’ve done,” said Hayes. “You’ve been a good influence to me as I’ve grown up here at the department.”

Myers feels that the time is now right for his retirement with his 70th birthday coming in July.

“I hate to give it up and I hate to leave, but I guess the time has finally come,” said Myers.

Essex told the people in attendance at the council meeting of his first encounter with Myers.

Essex said that he was in high school when he heard that Myers owned his dream car, a 1955 Ford Thunderbird.  

Essex said it was that moment that he felt he had to go and introduce himself to Myers.

“I thought this is the coolest guy I’ve ever [heard of] and I’ve got to go meet him,” said Essex.

Essex ended the small ceremony echoing Hayes’ earlier statement and calling Myers a good role model over his many years of service.