Poland Township swears in the new police chief. Poland Township Trustees have hired Detective Greg Wilson as Chief of Police.
Wilson will be sworn in on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. at the Poland Township Administrative Building at 3339 Dobbins Road.
Most recently, Wilson has been assigned to the Poland Investigative Unit by Chief Goodin and has been serving as Poland Township’s detective and is a Mahoning County Task Force member, working with the F.B.I., D.E.A., and A.T.F.
“I’m very excited for myself, this police department, and the community,” Wilson said. As chief, he plans to bring back their K-9 program, increase training, and develop community outreach programs. “We’re going to try a couple of conventional programs like ‘Coffee with a Cop’ — our officers maybe once or twice a year go into the coffee shop, just sit down with our officers and be able to talk to them,” Wilson said.
Chief Wilson, a 1990 Poland Seminary High School Graduate, was employed as a part-time police officer for Youngstown State University, Howland Township, the City of Struthers, and Poland Township prior to being hired as a full-time patrolman for Poland Township in 1997.