OPD administers countywide grant money


By Kelsey Kimbler - kkimbler@registerherald.com



OXFORD — Peter M. Reising — retired sergeant from Oxford Police Division (OPD) — has been administering countywide grant funds to all of the agencies in Butler County for the last few years. According to Oxford Police Chief John Jones, state auditors have even congratulated him on the job he is doing for the county.

During the Oxford City Council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 3, Chief Jones brought a resolution before council which would authorize the city manager to enter into an agreement with Reising to perform consulting services and to function as the Butler County OVI Task Force Coordinator for the 2018 grant funded through the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

Chief Jones explained, “Oxford Division of Police is the lead agency for the grant that the OVI Task Force receives from the Ohio Department of Public Safety, so we’re the administrator for the grant. For the last few years Peter Reising, a retired sergeant from our department, has administered that grant.

“We’re just wanting to continue that relationship. We’re audited from the state and the auditors have always had positive comments working with our finance department on the work that Reising does. This is something that has been before you before, we just want to continue that.”

Mayor Kate Rousmaniere asked, “Reising is doing a great job for the county, right? OVI for the county?”

“Correct,” Jones answered. “We just happen to be the lead agency. It is about a $225,000 grant that Butler County receives. Reising does the administrating of it to the different agencies in Butler County.”

Rousmaniere replied, “Please thank [Reising] for us for his good work.”

By Kelsey Kimbler

kkimbler@registerherald.com

Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH

Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH