Police Section

  • 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.

  • Police Chief Pettiford resigns

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    Yellow Springs Police Chief Anthony Pettiford resigned for medical reasons on Monday of this week, Village Manager Patti Bates announced at the end of a Village Council meeting Monday night, following an executive session.

  • Police chief resigns

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    Village Manager Patti Bates announced tonight that she has accepted the resignation for medical reasons of Yellow Springs Police Chief Anthony Pettiford.

  • Yellow Springs is SWAT member

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    In recent years, there has been increased awareness of the growing number of SWAT team raids in this country. Since the 1980s, police departments’ use of SWAT has risen about 1,500 percent, resulting in about 148 SWAT raids daily, according to University of Eastern Kentucky criminal justice professor Peter Kraska in a June 9 New York Times article.

  • More shifts at Village police

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    Changes in personnel at the Yellow Springs Police Department are becoming the norm this year. Two more full-time officers either resigned or requested reduced hours last month, following the resignation of two full-time officers in February and March.

  • Sheriff’s inquiry faults officer

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    Seven months after the shooting standoff in Yellow Springs that ended with the death of Paul E. Schenck, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s department released the findings of an investigation of the two Greene County officers who fired weapons during the event.