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Police Chief Tim Cecil Vies For Re-Election

By Staff | Apr 18, 2018


New Martinsville Police Chief Tim Cecil is running for the position of Chief of Police in hopes of being re-elected for a fifth term.

Chief Cecil is 47-years-old and is a lifelong, born and raised, resident of New Martinsville. He grew up on North Street and has resided a block away, on Eliza Street, for the past 14 years.

Chief Cecil is married to Maureen (Winkler) Cecil. Together, the two have been very blessed with four beautiful children – Lakyn, 22; Autumn, 19; Gabby, 18; and Kolbee, 15. The Cecils also have a Golden Retriever, Paris.

Lakyn graduated from WVU with a major in Criminology and a double minor in Forensic Science and Biology. Lakyn is furthering her graduation in Grad School at WVU College of Law.

Autumn is also at WVU, majoring in Journalism, while Gabby is a Junior a Magnolia High School. Kolbee is currently in the eighth grade at New Martinsville School.

Chief Cecil graduated from MHS with the Class of 1988. He then enlisted in the United States Military and served three years active duty in the Army, and five years inactive with the National Guard. During that time, Cecil earned his associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from WVU at Parkersburg. He then went on to work at Ormet Primary Aluminum Corporation.

Cecil said he worked at Ormet until “the opportunity arose and my family and I decided I should follow in the footsteps of my uncle, the late Carl Kocher.”

“Prior to his passing, he encouraged me to run for the Chief of Police. Thanks to the support of the citizens, I have been able to live out my dream for the past 15 years as this wonderful city’s Police Chief.”

“Upon election I became a sworn-in and bonded Officer of the law.”

Cecil said he is passionate about the community and his job. “I am devoted to protecting and serving the citizens and youth of New Martinsville.”

“I hope to have your support and vote and be able to continue to serve this town for many more years.”

Cecil said “As Chief of Police, I will continue to be available 24/7.”

“I will continue keeping a good working relationship and working as a team member with surrounding Law Enforcement agencies. I will also continue to serve this community with empathy, honesty and integrity. I will continue to be a proactive and motivated, hands on Chief working the road and backing up my officers making quick and responsive decisions and continuing our fight on the war on drugs. “