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Articles About Yellow Springs Police Department

  • Hearing process complete; Meister demoted

    YSPD Officer David Meister

    On Monday, Aug. 27, Yellow Springs Police Officer David Meister was officially disciplined by Village Manager Patti Bates.

  • Village Council —  Surveillance tech discussed

    As police departments across the country increasingly adopt new surveillance technologies, communities such as Yellow Springs need to figure out ways to protect the civil liberties and privacy rights of residents from their use.

  • Meister, Village agree to enter into mediation

    The Village of Yellow Springs has agreed to enter into mediation with Yellow Springs Police Corporal Dave Meister, according to Village Solicitor Chris Conard this week, regarding a dispute over proposed disciplinary actions that has lasted more than a month.

  • Village Council — Discipline process continues

    The disciplinary process for Yellow Springs Police Cpl. David Meister continues this week after a motion failed at Council’s July 16 meeting that would have halted the process.

  • Village Council — Citizens speak up for Meister

    Jeff “Pan” Reich addressed council members during the citizen’s comment period of its July 2 meeting. Reich, along wiht eight other villagers, expressed support for Cpl. David Meister, who is facing disciplinary charges. About 30 citizens attended. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Nine villagers spoke in support of Cpl. David Meister, a local police officer facing discipline charges, at Village Council’s July 2 meeting.

  • Village, Meister still at odds

    Last Friday’s pre-disciplinary hearing for Yellow Springs Police Corporal Dave Meister was postponed in hopes that lawyers representing Meister and the Village could reach a compromise agreement.

  • The role of police in preventing suicide

    Local police have responded ten times to a possibly suicidal person in the village this year. While each case is unique, in all of them police assess the safety of the situation and then choose a course of action.

  • Village Council — Mayor’s Court proposal stalls

    At Village Council’s May 21 meeting, Police Chief Brian Carlson asked Council for more time before Council votes on whether to require that local police send all appropriate cases to the local Mayor’s Court rather than Xenia Municipal Court.

  • JSTF seeks more engagement — Few show at police outreach

    While villagers have voiced their preference for a police department that engages with the community, the community itself has only rarely participated when asked to meet individual officers.

  • Village Council eyes utility safety nets

    At Village Council’s March 5 meeting, Police Chief Brian Carlson announced that Florence Randolph of Yellow Springs has been hired as the first community outreach specialist in the Yellow Springs Police Department. She will begin her new job on April 2. The new position was created in response to a recommendation from the Justice System Task Force to address the many social work-related calls that police receive. According to a press statement from Carlson, Randolph brings to the job “a wealth of knowledge in social work and working with the justice system.” (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    At Village Council’s March 5 meeting, Council members Lisa Kreeger and Marianne MacQueen proposed a two-pronged initiative to address local affordability in the context of current financial realities.

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