Cedarville has hired a police chief to serve until a permanent chief is hired.

Jim Freeman will serve as acting chief of police for Cedarville and will assist in hiring someone to permanently fill the position, according to a news release from Mayor Glenanna O’Mara.

Capt. Andrew McIntosh has served as supervising officer since Blayne Irvin resigned from the chief position after he was asked to do so by the mayor.

In a previous interview, O’Mara said that Irvin performed well as chief but his outside work obligations prevented him from having enough time to properly fulfill his duties.

As a part-time position, Cedarville’s police chief receives a salary of $13,500 and is expected to work a minimum of 20 hours, O’Mara said.

Irvin is the fourth police chief to resign in just over a year, taking the position in November 2013 following the resignation of Joe Johnson. Johnson had served as police chief for only a month before submitting his resignation.

Johnson had replaced Mark Gentry, who was fired in October 2013 for undisclosed reasons. Gentry was hired in August 2013 after David Goss stepped down in June 2013, citing health reasons.

Other members of the Cedarville Police Department are reserve officers Cpl. Rhonda Wheeler, patrol officer Don Rowe and patrol officer Randy Trent.

The public can meet Freeman at its regular council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cedarville City Hall.