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Talbott appointed temporarily to ELPD

EAST LIVERPOOL — The city’s Civil Service Commission held a brief meeting Tuesday prior to the administration of the entry-level firefighter’s test at the Community and Learnng Center.

Board members agreed to temporarily appoint Jacob Talbott, who had formerly served as a city patrolman, to the police department. City Safety-Service Director David Dawson asked that be effective Sunday through Talbott passing the next police entrance exam, which will be administered at 6 p.m. May 6. The appointment will be considered based on Talbott’s ability to pass the test.

Talbott had contacted the city seeking reinstatement to the police position he held between August 2017 and October 2018; however, he had failed to submit a letter to the commission, asking for them to hold his post for a future return and just contacting Police Chief John Lane.

In this most recent letter dated March 23, Talbott asked the commission, “Please consider this oversight and allow me to return to East Liverpool Police Department as soon as possible as they are in dire need of a patrolman.”

Members also accepted the appointment of police captain John Headley, resignation of Shawn Long and retirement (with regrets) of police Captain Patrick Wright, who left to become an investigator for the Columbiana County prosecutor.

Fire Chief Bill Jones was present for the meeting, where commission members also discussed that the fire lieutenant promotional list had expired March 5, so another examination will need to be given.

The next commission meeting will be at 5:15 p.m. May 6 at the Community and Learning Center before the police exam.

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