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Articles About Yellow Springs Police Department

  • Balancing a low crime rate with high policing costs

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    While last year there were 28 murders in the City of Dayton and more than 1,200 violent crimes there, violence in Yellow Springs has barely been an issue, with an average of about three violent incidents each year for the last seven.

  • Police-village relationship a work in progress

    Yellow Springs Police Officer Brian Carlson talked to Brenda Donley at Tom’s Market during a recent Tuesday afternoon business rounds drop-in. Village police do a lot of routine patrols and vacant house checks, in addition to responding to calls for service. (Photo by Lauren Heaton )

    Last fall the Village Human Relations Commission held its first police-community forum, where residents gave input on the role of the police chief. On March 19 a second forum will focus on the Village’s involvement with the Greene County ACE Task Force on drugs and new policies.

  • Yellow Springs Police Chief candidate finalists respond

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    The two finalists for Yellow Springs police chief met their last rounds of interviews last week, including a public interview with each candidate.

  • Yellow Springs Police Officer Penrod disciplined for event

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    Last week the Village disciplined Yellow Springs Police Sergeant Naomi Penrod for misconduct she displayed during a peace officer call in the village in November.

  • Finalists named for Yellow Springs police chief

    One week before closing the application deadline on Nov. 24, the Village narrowed its search for police chief significantly, naming two finalists out of the current pool of 18 applicants. (Left, submitted photo; right, Lauren Heaton)

    One week before closing the application deadline on Nov. 24, the Village narrowed its search for police chief significantly, naming two finalists out of the current pool of 18 applicants.

  • Village Council— A focus on police issues

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    Community concerns around the local police department, an alleged incident of police misconduct and the current police chief search were a focus at Village Council’s Nov. 17 meeting.

  • Yellow Springs Police find internal misconduct

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    An internal Yellow Springs Police investigation last week found that one of its officers exhibited two counts of improper conduct during an encounter with a villager on Nov. 5.

  • Resident records police action

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    Yellow Springs Police acknowledged last week that the local department had made some errors when one of its officers allegedly used physical force against a  citizen.

  • Warm up with bonfires on Beggars Night

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    This year’s Beggars Night will be held Halloween night, Friday, Oct. 31, 6–8 p.m., with bonfires throughout the village.

  • Interim Yellow Springs police chief a former major

    Dave Hale is the Interim Yellow Springs Police Chief who succeeded Anthony Pettiford last week and expects to be replaced by a permanent chief sometime in November. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    After just a few days on the job, Yellow Springs Interim Police Chief Dave Hale can see that the YSPD is an “established, well-run department,” he said in an interview last week. During the two months or so he expects to be here, he intends to keep it that way.

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