CUYAHOGA FALLS: Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Walters named a new police chief Friday.
Capt. Jack Davis, who has been acting chief since Tom Pozza retired in December, bested two lieutenants and a sergeant for the top cop appointment in the Falls.
“He had the best combination of training, experience and shared vision for the future,” Walters said.
Davis’ appointment must be confirmed by Cuyahoga Falls City Council. Walters expects that to happen Monday.
Davis has been a member of the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department for 24 years and a captain for 11.
Davis said Friday he got the news at noon.
“I’m thrilled,” he said. “I’m very excited. I’m looking forward to working on some projects with the new administration.”
One of Walters’ top priorities is to make the city safer by giving residents the tools to engage their neighbors to watch out for each other.
Davis said the police department will be working with members of the Cuyahoga Falls Neighborhood Excellence Initiative.
But first, Davis wants to finish the hiring process for at least two new officers, who will replace officers who retired.
“We have to have boots on the ground before we can do anything,” he said. “We have a good department. We’re going to build on it.”