UTICA — Three new officers have been added to the staff at the Utica Police Department, as announced recently by police chief Cliff Bigler. All three will be part-time patrolmen, filling in shifts as required to cover call-offs, holidays, vacations and special events.
Sworn in on Oct. 26 were Jason Schilling and Roy Bias III. Nathaniel Marietta was sworn in a few days later on Nov. 12. Both Schilling and Marietta have held commissions elsewhere prior to coming to the Utica Police Department, but this will be Bias’ first commission as a police officer.
Schilling graduated from Central Ohio Technical College on June 4, 1998. He also completed course study at Hocking Technical College for Corrections Basic Training on July 26, 1999. He also has his own heating and cooling business, Schilling Heating & Cooling in Newark.
“I like what I currently do full-time, but I still like being involved in law enforcement and serving the community,” said Schilling. A 14-year veteran of law enforcement employment, Schilling has worked as a state police officer and a detective sergeant at Otterbein University.
Schilling has previously worked for Chief Bigler at the Frazeysburg Police Department, and their positive relationship helped him consider taking a position in Utica.
Marietta graduated from Zane State College on May 23 and holds a dual commission with Caldwell Police Department. He is also employed with his family’s construction business, Marietta Construction.
“I just want to do the best I can do to protect the citizens and make them feel safe,” said Marietta. Currently living Newark, he feels that Utica is a good fit for him because, “It’s close by and it’s a small village. I should be able to get my feet wet and test the waters and make sure it’s a career I’m going to enjoy for the rest of my life.”
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