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Patrolling Chiefs’ General Information

Mission Statement

To enhance the professionalism of those Police Chiefs serving Ohio’s small communities.

Purpose Statement

The committee is dedicated to providing access to legal updates, training, grants, resources and model polices.  By bringing awareness to various options we strive to provide agencies a single point of reference for resources available through the OACP and create opportunities for partnerships and collaboration at a local, district and state level.

Committee Members

DistrictNameDepartmentEmail AddressPhone
District 1Chief Russell C. BaronShawnee Hills PDrussell.baron@shawneehillsoh.org614-889-8258
District 1Chief Matt Delp, Vice ChairMinerva Park PDmdelp@minervapark.org614-882-1408
District 1Chief Steve CesaroPerry Township PDscesaro@perrytwp.org614-889-9508
District 2Chief Jeffrey HarrisonElmore PDjharrison@village.elmore.oh.us419-862-3980
District 2Chief Timothy N. LivergoodPioneer PDtlivengood@pioneerpolice.com419-737-3129
District 2Chief Mark DenningHicksville PDmdenning@metalink.net 419-542-6667
District 3Chief Charles VanDykeMilton Twp (Mahoning) PDcvandyke@miltontownshippd.org330-538-0078
District 4Chief Shane OelkerWest Liberty PDsoelker@westlibertypolice.org937-465-2801
District 4Chief Josef Freyhof, ChairmanRussells Point PDpolicechief@russellspoint-oh.gov937-843-2245
District 4Chief Darrin GoudyVillage of Anna PDpolice@villageofannaoh.com937-394-8381
District 6Chief Mark RossSouth Zanesville PDszpdchief@villageofsouthzanesville.com740-453-0626
District 6Chief Arthur FowlerSmithfield Township PDart.fowler@smithfieldtwp.org 740-733-7815
OACP LiaisonChief Thomas Vaughn RetOACPthomas.vaughn@oacp.org614-761-4627


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