Perkins Township officials are tight-lipped about the candidate in negotiations to become the new head at the township police department.
But folks close to the township and police department say Perkins police Sgt. Ken Klamar may be the frontrunner.
"I'm still going to work tonight at 11 p.m. as a sergeant," Klamar said Tuesday, when asked if he'd been offered the police chief's seat.
Klamar deferred all comments to trustees. Trustee Bill Dwelle deferred all comments to trustee Jeff Ferrell.
Ferrell and trustee Tim Coleman said they're still going through the negotiations process, discussing benefits and salary and such.
"We offered it to a candidate who was on the list from the assessment," Ferrell said. "We'll make an official announcement on Tuesday if everything gets done.
"There's a couple things that we're wanting to finalize, but we're planning on taking action next week at Tuesday's meeting," Ferrell said. "That's what our hopes are. We'll make everything official then."
Klamar is in the running against four other candidates after Huron police Sgt. John Majoy turned down the position for what he said were personal reasons.
In addition to Klamar, who has been with Perkins police since the mid 1990s, the remaining candidates are Perkins police Lt. Al Matthews, Napoleon police Lt. Colby Carroll, Fostoria police Chief John McGuire and Erie County Common Pleas Court services officer Gary Lyons.