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New Concord Annexes Cemetery and Hires Police Officers

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New Concord Village Council approved the annexation of the New Concord Cemetery into town limits and control and approved a resolution allowing two new New Concord Police Department officers to be hired during the July New Concord Village Council Meeting.

Council members approved the annexation, which is Ordinance G-7-17-1, in the June Council meeting and the annexation became final July 10.  According to New Concord Village Administrator Charlotte Colley, the plan for New Concord to take over the cemetery started a couple years ago, after the board of the cemetery determined they wanted to dissolve.

The New Concord Cemetery was in both New Concord and Union Township jurisdictions, but with the ordinance, New Concord is fully responsible for the cemetery. The village will continue using contractors already in place to keep up maintenance as well as to dig new plots.

The search for two new NCPD officers is also complete. Rich Sealock started the week of July 10 and Hayden Walpole is starting in August. Both were hired by interim New Concord Police Chief Jeff Dawson and will be present at the next Village Council meeting in August.

The search for a new police chief is currently underway. The village had seven candidates apply and brought four to New Concord for interviews. The decision is currently being made whether to select one applicant, narrow the search down to two, or start the search over with a new pool of applicants.

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.