Albion makes David Mogle’s appointment permanent as police chief

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 July 2022 at 8:17 am

ALBION – The Albion Village Board removed “provisional” from Albion Police Chief David Mogle’s title on Wednesday.

David Mogle

Mogle recently passed the Civil Service test for police chief. He has been leading the Albion Police Department since Roland Nenni retired on March 31, 2021.

Mogle has worked with the Albion PD for 14 years. His appointment was made permanent by the Village Board on Wednesday. His base salary is $95,000, which doesn’t include any longevity pay.

Mogle leads a department with 12 other officers. He said he prefers the small-town atmosphere in Albion.

“The people here treat us like human beings,” he said about the Albion community. “The people wave to us and say hi. It’s just different.”

Mogle said smaller departments like Albion face retention challenges because they don’t pay as much as city and larger suburban departments. Some of those departments can offer lifetime health insurance, which is too costly for Albion.

But Albion is more attractive for officers in other ways, mainly with a community atmosphere that is respectful of officers.

Mogle and his family are committed to Albion. Mogle’s wife Amber Mogle owns the Roots hair salon on East Bank Street. Mogle father, David Mogle, owns DK Autobody on Childs Street. Mogle and Albion police officer Chris Glogowski also teamed up to open The Coffee Joint in downtown Albion in October.

The Village Board on Wednesday also voted to make Lt. Brandon Annable’s salary at $90,000 a year, plus longevity pay.

In other action on Wednesday, the Board:

• Approved Owen Frederiay and Vincent Tarricone as new members of the Albion Fire Department.

• Voted to create a Civil Service position with a full-time water plant operator trainee position. Chief operator Adam Rush said a senior operator who is also the lab director will soon be retiring and trainee can work alongside that employee. Rush said the village reduced the full-time positions at the water plant by two in 2012.