Jay Henning will serve as a detective investigating felonies and other serious crimes in the township.
Deputies Kyle Turner and Katie Barnes joined the patrol division. Turner will work from 4 p.m. to midnight and Barnes from midnight to 8 a.m.
Deerfield Township residents passed a 4-mill continuing levy for police in a special Aug. 6 election. That levy replaced the existing permanent 2.5-mill police levy.
The levy will generate about $3.9 million a year and cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $45.94 per year, raising the annual cost from $74.72 to $120.66.
Township officials say the levy was needed to maintain the force of 25 deputies assigned to Deerfield, which pays the Warren County Sheriff’s Office for the service. The township doesn’t have its own force.