Village hires four new police officers

B y Jaime Thomas

After a long search and an ongoing pool of applicants, the Granville Police Department hired four new part-time officers between this month and last.

One officer was hired in August, and on Monday the village board approved the hiring of three more.

The four men, Edward Ashley, Scott Alkinburgh, Jason Vadenburgh and Ryan Saunders, are all trained and licensed.

“They’re already certified and already went through the academy. So there won’t be any expense for the village to put them through,” Sergeant David Williams said. He said Chief Ernie Bassett was looking specifically for those qualifications when searching for potential hires.

He said the officers will help fill in weekend shifts and spread the load of part-time shifts, which were relying heavily on only a few officers.

“It works out better. We’re positive they’ll be a good fit for the department,” he said, adding that all four come with a strong collective experience.

Saunders comes from Cambridge with six or seven years of experience, while Vadenburgh comes from Whitehall and has 10 years under his belt. Alkinburgh has previously worked in Granville and was involved with removing residents from their apartment during the Nov. 12 fire on Main Street.

Mayor Brian LaRose said the board is happy with the needed expansion to the village police force.

“That’s what we need to do, and we’re moving forward on that. It was a good cooperation,” he said.

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