Toledo Police captain transitions to Sylvania Twp. police chief

SYLVANIA TWP., Ohio (WTVG) - Captain Paul Long of the Toledo Police Department will be the next chief of police in Sylvania Township. Long will replace Robert Boehme, who retired as chief at the end of last year.

Long was one of six candidates vying for the position. Each applicant took two written tests. Township Trustees and Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn interviewed also interviewed the candidates.

Newly-named Chief Long joined the Toledo Police Department in 1985. He was president of his police academy class.

Long was promoted to sergeant in 1988 and lieutenant in 1991. He was most recently promoted to captain in 2011 and placed in charge of the Scott Park station.

The new chief is in the process of ending his career with Toledo police. He is expected to begin his duties with Sylvania Township in the next two weeks.