Cleves Mayor Appoints New Police Chief
By Mike Perleberg
(Cleves, Oh.) – There’s about to be a new chief of police in Cleves.
Mayor Danny Stacy has appointed Jack Kraft to head the village’s police department. Kraft will be sworn in Wednesday evening at 7:00 in a ceremony at the Cleves Municipal Building, 101 North Miami Avenue.
Kraft, a Green Township resident and Elder High School graduate, previously served 26 years with the City of Cincinnati Police Department. He retired in 2006, but has continued working as the Security Manager for the Western and Southern Financial Group, the Central Records Section Supervisor for the West Chester Township Police Department, the Southwest Regional Coordinator for the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Homeland Security Division and also Special Deputy Sheriff with the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, according to the village.
“I am all about teamwork and working cooperatively with the Village leadership, the Village staff and its law enforcement officers,” Kraft says. “I look forward to meeting with the business owners and the citizens of the Village. I am committed to insuring that the Village of Cleves is a safe place for people to live, work and play and that the service provided by the Cleves Police Officers is performed with courtesy, dignity and respect to all.”
As chief, Kraft will lead Cleves’ two full-time and 10 part-time officers. In addition to 3,300 residents, the department accounts for the safety of more than 2,500 students who attend the new K-12 Three Rivers Educational Campus on Cooper Avenue.