Cedarville city officials have announced the person chosen to take over as chief of police.

Mark Gentry, formerly the assistant police chief, will take over as chief for the Cedarville Police Department, said Mayor Glenanna O’Mara.

Gentry has been acting chief since former chief David Goss stepped down June 10 after struggling to recover from neck surgery.

"He has been serving as active chief in the absence of Chief David Goss, putting our officers in place of organization with both individual and team importance," O’Mara said.

While all candidates for the position would have done well, O’Mara said, Gentry was chosen "for the continuity and the stability of the police department."

Gentry has been with the CPD since September 2012 and has more than 31 combined years in law enforcement, O’Mara said. He is well-known to Cedarville residents and other law enforcement agencies in the area, she said.

"We’ve been well-founded by Chief Goss and thank him for his dedication to the Cedarville residents and the surrounding community," O’Mara said. "Chief Gentry will build on this program."