MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS GAINS 4 SKILLED OFFICERS, DISPATCHER THROUGH NEW LATERAL TRANSFER PROCESS

By Beth Mlady, Special to cleveland.com

A new lateral transfer hiring process instituted in February for the Middleburg Heights Police Department has yielded four experienced patrol officers and a highly skilled dispatcher.

“From the time we had the list (of 30 candidates) and we made the hires, it took about 60 days,” Police Chief Ed Tomba explained in an interview. “It’s very expedient, and we get the officers that we need into the community.”

Mayor Gary Starr administered the oath on June 12 to new patrol officers Kayla Yanus, Christopher Myers, Jack Darnell and Matthew Glynn, as well as to dispatcher Erin Pinter.

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