Jefferson Township, Ohio (WDTN) – It was a historic day for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, as recently-appointed Sheriff Rob Streck swore in the county’s first African American chief deputy.
Chief Deputy Daryl Wilson will serve as the right hand to Sheriff Streck.
Wilson has overseen the jail, run office operations, and is in charge of the Sheriff’s swat team.
His responsibilities will continue to grow.
“It’s good that he’s an African American, but he’s also going to be a great Chief Deputy. But we cannot overlook this historic fact,” said Sheriff Streck to his staff.
“To say today’s date is any different…it is. Chief Streck called me and asked me to be his Chief Deputy. I’m very humbled and honored. I feel very blessed,” said Wilson.
The chief deputy role essentially keeps the ship going when the sheriff is away.
Sheriff Streck inherited his new job and will be up for election right away. Meaning Wilson will have plenty on his plate.
“You bet I’ve got work to do. 2020 is coming. We have an election to win,” said Streck.
“We will police the community but we will be transparent and let the community police us. We are the police of the community,” said Wilson.
Sheriff Streck also swore in six new deputies, which is significant because the office had been on a hiring freeze as they slashed $750,000 out of their budget.
“So now of course we have been scrambling. At one point we were 12 deputies down This is definitely a good day for the Montgomery County’s Sheriff’s Office,” said Streck.