(West Chester)---West Chester Trustees are expected to name Captain Joel Herzog the township's new police chief December 16th. Herzog was named the top candidate to replace Erik Neihaus, who resigned to become an attorney and partner in a local law firm. Township Administrator Judi Boyko will negotiate terms with Herzog before the hiring is made official at the next trustees meeting. Herzog has been with the department for 23 years, 19 of those in a supervisory role. He beat out a field of 24 candidates as part of a nationwide search for a new chief.