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Articles About Yellow Springs Police Department

  • Village Council— Morris Bean, police ‘overreach‘ are topics


    At their July 5 meeting, Council members heard from villagers concerned about the environmental practices of the local company Morris Bean, and also about the “overreach” of some local police officers.

  • Yellow Springs police officer terminated


    Officer John K. Whittemore was terminated from employement at the Yellow Springs Police Department on July 5.

  • A closer look at village police officer actions


    At Council’s June 6 meeting, several villagers expressed concern over two recent instances of what they perceived as aggressive behavior by a local police officer.

  • Village Council—Concerns about police aired


    Several villagers attended the June 6 Village Council meeting to express concerns about recent incidents in which they believed local police acted too aggressively.

  • Nipper to return to YSPD — Prosecutor drops charges


    A special prosecutorstated he has concluded his review of charges against a Yellow Springs police officer, and found a lack of evidence to move forward.

  • New police officer joins YSPD

    The Yellow Springs Police Department recently welcomed Officer John Whittemore, a 16-year veteran and lifelong area resident, to the force. Sworn in last month, he replaces Officer Stephanie Spurlock. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman )

    Officer John Whittemore arrived at the YSPD from West Carrollton a little over three weeks ago.

  • HRC focus on women’s safety


    If a woman’s instinct says she’s unsafe in a situation, she should trust that feeling, according to two public safety experts at last Thursday’s Human Relations Commission, or HRC, meeting.

  • Yellow Springs Village Council plans policing talk


    Village Council members had a tough time at their meeting this week settling on a format for their local policing discussion, scheduled to take place Monday, July 20.

  • Yellow Springs Police survey results—A desire for community engagement


    Three-quarters of respondents in a survey on police and the Village said they would like the police to engage with the community more often, including by patrolling more on bicycle and foot instead of in their cruisers and visiting schools to speak with students.

  • Yellow Springs police flush by comparison


    Policing is unique to each community, and each police department is designed around its own community’s population, budget, crime trends, minimum manning levels and sometimes a detailed work-load analysis. But comparing Yellow Springs police to police in comparable towns highlights some similarities and some differences between departments.

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