New chief takes oath in Jackson Township

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Jackson Township trustees swore in their newest police chief at a special ceremony Wednesday evening.

Greg Taillon joins the force after spending 29 years in the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department. Taillon also spent nearly 15 years working in the Jackson Milton School district as a school resource officer and DARE officer.

Familiar with area officers and the community, Taillon said he is honored to step into this new role and hopes to continue the work that former chief Ken Frost began. Frost was the Jackson Township police chief for five years after spending 35 years in Beaver Township.

“I want to make sure that we keep the neighborhood safe for all of our residents.  Like I said, I also believe in community policing and crime watch. Obviously we aren’t able to solve all the crimes ourselves. We need the help from the community and we certainly need them to feel as though they are able to come and talk to us and let us know what’s going on,” Taillon said.

Taillon will officially start his duties Sept. 1.

 

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