Allan Baer, Police Chief for the Village of North Baltimore for 11 years, has tendered his 2-week notice…
Baer has accepted a position in Lucas County. He will remain in the village, for the time being, however, he does have family in Perrysburg.
Baer started in NB on Nov. 1, 2007, as interim police chief in place of longtime village Chief Gerald Perry, who had been suspended with pay pending an internal investigation. Perry later entered into a separation agreement with the council and resigned. Baer was subsequently named full-time chief, Jan. 31, 2008.
During his tenure in NB, Baer brought stability and professionalism to the department, being active and involved in the community, instituting several programs and upgrading equipment, along with NB PD becoming known as a training ground for new officers looking for on-the-job experience and a way to move up the law enforcement career ladder. Approximately 37 officers have earned work experience on the street of North Baltimore over the past decade.
Baer stated, “I have been honored to work with the men and women of NB PD, and the citizens have been great! I am proud of NB PD and the town.”
Baer has worked with three mayors while at NB PD, Ned Sponslor, Mike Julien, and current mayor Janet Goldner.
Baer was instrumental in bringing SRO (School Resource Officer) to NB schools, along with Public Safety Day. Baer sits on the Wood County Alcohol Drug Addiction Services Board (ADAMHS) working toward getting more service in southern Wood County. He also improved NB PD’s communications with Fire and EMS, Wood County, as well as with state and federal agencies.
TheNBXpress says “Thank You Chief Baer!” We wish the chief safety and protection in his new position!