Carlisle police chief retiring for second time

Carlisle Police Chief Michael Bruck will retire for the second time as a community’s top cop.

After retiring as Middletown’s police chief, Bruck has been with the Carlisle for about 10 years. He said he will remain as chief until village officials have selected a new chief, and he has also been part of the village’s interview team.

Bruck has been in law enforcement for 42 years. While he is not in a rush to step down, Bruck said he is getting older and it’s time to leave when he is still happy.

“I’ve been very fortunate to be able to enjoy a job,” Bruck said. “I’ve been really lucky.”

Village Manager Julie Duffy said the village has received 17 applications. Duffy said applications will continue to be accepted until the new chief is selected.

Of the 17 applicants, one has withdrawn his name from consideration, she said.

Duffy said the village initially interviewed six candidates:

• Elizabeth Mason, Maineville police chief and chief deputy clerk of the Warren County Juvenile Court. She became the first female police chief in Warren County in 2017. She is a Lebanon resident.

• Johnny Miller, retired Warren County Sheriff’s lieutenant and currently a court bailiff in Warren County Probate/Juvenile Court and a reserve Franklin police officer. He is a Franklin Twp. resident.

• Sean Mahan, assistant Milford police chief. He is a resident of Maineville.

• Jay Phares, Miami Twp. police sergeant. He is a lifelong resident of Germantown.

• Doug Lanier, Fairfield Twp. police captain and assistant police chief. He is a Carlisle High School graduate and a Carlisle resident.

•Scott Reeve, a major and deputy chief with the Middletown Division of Police. He is also one of four deputy chiefs who will be considered for promotion to police chief to succeed Rodney Muterspaw who has retired. Reeve is a Middletown resident.

That field has been narrowed to four applicants of which three have been interviewed as of Thursday. Those applicants are Mahan, Phares, Lanier and Reeve.

Duffy said applications will continue to be accepted until the new chief is selected.

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