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Police Section :: Page 2

  • 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.

  • Need for drug task force in village eyed

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    Ten years after first signing on with A.C.E. drug task force, Yellow Springs remains an active partner. However, the involvement of local police in the drug task force has become a topic of controversy.

  • 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 Sergeant Penrod charged in Xenia court

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    Village Police Sergeant Naomi Penrod was charged with three criminal offenses today after the altercation she had in November with a villager.

  • 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.

  • Hale named new Yellow Springs police chief

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    Interim Yellow Springs Police Chief Dave Hale has been named the new chief of police.

  • 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.