Toledo’s mayor announces pick for next Chief of Police

The Safety Building in Toledo, Ohio.
The Safety Building in Toledo, Ohio.(WTVG)
Published: Mar. 29, 2023 at 5:58 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 30, 2023 at 1:21 PM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz announced Mike Troendle as the city’s next Chief of Police on Thursday. Troendle has been serving as Interim Police Chief following former Chief Kral’s retirement in January.

Community members selected by the city officials had the chance to sit-in on police chief candidate interviews earlier this month.

“He’s a good man who has done solid work not just in his 3 months leading the department but throughout his career,” Kapszukiewicz said during the announcement.

The announcement comes as Troendle is set to be inducted into the National Law Enforcement Officer Hall of Fame Thursday night.

The mayor said it was a difficult decision because there were so many good candidates.

You can see a narrowed-down list of candidates at the link here.