Tuesday, September 14, 1999

Glendale hires police chief

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        GLENDALE — The village's new police chief is a lieutenant from Madeira with 18 years' experience and interests that range from community policing to railroads to rock 'n' roll guitars.

        Council voted Monday to hire Matthew Fruchey, 41, of Mason, as chief. He replaces Lenton DeLow Williams, who resigned in June to become a patrol officer with the village.

        Mr. Fruchey was selected from among 48 candidates for his leadership skills and personal touch, said Village Administrator Walter Cordes.

        “He's a real strong believer in pro-community policing — the old fashioned "serve and protect' that Glendale is known for,” Mr. Cordes said.

        Mr. Fruchey will begin work Oct. 4.

        A Cleveland native, Mr. Fruchey began his career patrolling the campuses of Cleveland State University and the University of Cincinnati. He holds degrees in police science and criminal justice as well as a master's in public administration.

        In his spare time, he indulges his musical side as lead guitarist for the local '60s-era rock band, DejavU. He was a founding member of ""Most Wanted,'' the Hamilton County Police Association's rock band.


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