Police Section

  • Village of Yellow Springs disciplines police officer for misconduct

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    The Village this week disciplined one of its police sergeants for improper conduct during a routine call to a local residence in November.

  • Police chief interviews Thurs., Dec. 18

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    The public interviews of the two finalists for the position of Yellow Springs police chief take place this Thursday, Dec. 18.

  • 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.

  • New officers greeted by community

    The four new Yellow Springs police officers who joined the department this year greeted community members at an event on Monday, Nov. 17, at the John Bryan Center.

    Four new police officers joined the Yellow Springs force in 2014.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mayor’s Court being used less

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    over the past five years, the use of the local Mayor’s Court has declined to less than half the cases it was handling five years ago.

  • Village names interim police chief

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    Retired Montgomery County Sheriff’s officer Dave Hale was hired as interim police chief this week.