A former London police chief has received the recommendation of Ohio’s U.S. senators to remain in his role as the U.S. Marshal representing the southern district of Ohio.
Senators Sherrod Brown (D) and Rob Portman (R) will ask President Donald Trump to nominate Peter Tobin, of Lake Choctaw, to the position. The senators are also recommending former Hamilton County commissioner and assistant prosecutor Greg Hartman to serve Ohio’s southern district as U.S. attorney.
The full U.S. senate will confirm the positions, which are four-year terms.
Tobin has been involved with law enforcement for more than four decades, most recently serving as superintendent of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation from 2009 to 2011. He previously served as the bureau’s Narcotics Division Chief from 1995 to 2004.
He has twice served as chief of police, first for the Powell (Ohio) Police Department and later for the London Police Department. For the first 20 years of his career, he held multiple positions within the Columbus Police Department, beginning as a patrol officer and eventually becoming a SWAT Commander.
Tobin has also served in the United States Army and in the Ohio Army National Guard.
“Pete Tobin has done an outstanding job as U.S. Marshal and I am proud to recommend him for continued service,” Portman stated in a release. “Pete has a proven record of success and is respected by law enforcement officials throughout Ohio and the nation.”
“For four decades, Pete Tobin has served our state working to enforce our laws and protect our communities,” stated Brown. “His military and law enforcement experience prove he is a dedicated public servant and will do all he can to protect the people of the Southern District as he continues to serve as their U.S. Marshal.”
The U.S. Marshal Screening Committee members included: Jay McDonald, President, Ohio Fraternal Order of Police; Eve Stratton, Former Ohio Justice, Ohio Supreme Court; Mark Wasylyshyn, President, Buckeye Sheriffs Association; James Ervin, Compliance and Ethics Counsel, L Brands; Jeffrey Mitchell, President, Police Chief Association of Ohio and Chief of Police, the City of Lebanon; and Frank Williams, President, FOP Lodge No. 7, and Sergeant, City of Akron.
Tobin has served in the role since 2014, when he was appointed by President Barack Obama.