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Eagle Ford: Hull to take helm as police chief
POTH -- La Vernia resident Lowell Hull has been selected to lead the Poth Police Department. The unanimous decision came during a Jan. 21 special meeting of the Poth City Council.
According to City Secretary Rose Huizar, 33 applied for the position following the Sept. 30 retirement of former police Chief Lambert Jendrzey. The former Texas Department of Public Safety trooper led the department for seven years.
Hull and Poth police Sgt. Troy Phillips were chosen as the two finalists. Hull, a 30-year San Antonio Police Department veteran, currently is a detective with that agency. Phillips, who lives in Runge, has served with the Poth Police Department for seven years.
The council interviewed each finalist individually, during a closed session that lasted slightly more than an hour. When they reconvened, Councilman Steve Martinez moved to hire Hull and pay him a starting annual salary of $45,000 per year. Any salary increase would take effect at the beginning of the fiscal year 2014 budget, subject to Hull’s performance during a six-month probationary period. Councilman Darren Dylla seconded the motion.
Hull’s start date has yet to be determined. When he arrives, he will join a department of three other officers -- Phillips, a corporal, and a non-paid reserve officer.
According to Uniform Crime Reports filed with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 2011, Poth had just nine reported violent crimes during that year -- all of which were aggravated assaults, as there were no instances of robbery, forcible rape, or murder and non-negligent manslaughter. The city also had 30 reported property crimes -- 22 larceny thefts, six burglaries, and two motor-vehicle thefts.
According to the FBI’s report, the city was home to 1,948 residents in 2011.
In attendance: Mayor Travis Pruski and councilmen Linda Criado, Steve Martinez, Paul Martinez, and Darren Dylla; and City Secretary Rose Huizar.
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