Deputy Chief Kral named next Toledo Police ChiefWritten by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Chief George Kral has been named the new Chief of Police for the Toledo Police Department, the City of Toledo announced Nov. 12.
Current Chief William Moton, who became chief in January, is pursuing retirement.
An exact date for the switch has not been determined but will happen in late December or early January, city spokesperson Stacy Weber said.
Kral was hired to the Toledo Police Department in December 1990, was promoted to sergeant in 1995, lieutenant in 2006, captain in 2011, and deputy chief in 2014. He has also held assignments in patrol operations, crime analysis, internal affairs, investigative services, records bureau, planning and inspections, and served as Commander of the Support and Administrative Services Division, according to a news release. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and a Master of Science degree in Justice Administration.
Moton was hired to the Toledo Police Department in September 1983, was promoted to sergeant in 1986, lieutenant in 1989 and Chief of Police in 2014.
“George has proven to be a leader in our community, and brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to his new position as Chief of Police for the Toledo Police Department,” said Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins in the release. “William Moton has been an immeasurable asset to the Toledo Police Department, his dedication and determination with ongoing operations will be greatly missed.”