New Montgomery County sheriff sworn in

Montgomery County Republicans appoint Rob Streck to fill sheriff’s term

Sheriff Phil Plummer stepped down in December to become a state lawmaker.

The Montgomery County Republican Party voted Sunday afternoon to appoint Chief Deputy Rob Streck as sheriff.

Streck will replace Phil Plummer, who will be sworn in today as a state representative for the 40th District, covering Huber Heights and some of the northern suburbs.

After the meeting, Streck said he plans to “hit the ground running” as sheriff.

“We’re going to do everything we can to make sure this county is safe,” Streck said.

Issues Streck hopes to address as sheriff include scams targeting senior citizens and treatment of mental health in the county.

“It’s getting more and more rampant out there,” Streck said of the senior citizen scamming.

He also hopes to address improvements to the county jail, although he said proposed improvements are still in their early stages.

Plummer resigned as sheriff on Dec. 31.

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“We’ve been through a lot of battles together,” Streck said of Plummer.

Streck has been working for the Montgomery County Sheriff for more than 20 years. According to the Sheriff’s website, he originally joined in 1996 as a corrections officer.

Streck has risen through the ranks of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office since graduating from the Sinclair Community College Police Academy in 1997, becoming chief deputy in 2013.

As chief deputy, Streck has overseen day to day operations in the Sheriff’s Office for six years.

Streck will serve as the Montgomery County sheriff for two years, the remainder of Plummer’s term. After that, he will have to run for re-election in 2020.

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