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Articles About Yellow Springs Police Department

  • 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.

  • Outside in

    Photos by Yellow Springs Police Officer Luciana Lieff are currently on display at S & G Artisan Distillery, located in MillWorks and open until 8 p.m. on Saturdays and 6 p.m. on Sundays. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Photos by Yellow Springs Police Officer Luciana Lieff are currently on display at S & G Artisan Distillery.

  • Village Council — YSPD promotions, Taser use

    At Village Council’s Jan. 2 meeting, Council members addressed administrative tasks and two police-related issues, among other topics.

  • Village Council— Blacks get more citations

    African-American villagers received citations from the YSPD at a significantly higher rate than to white villagers, according to a statistical study of local police data sponsored by the Justice System Task Force.

  • Village Council moves to create social work job within YSPD

    At Village Council’s Dec. 4 meeting, Council members and the Yellow Springs Police Department moved closer to hiring a full-time community outreach specialist, a new position that leaders hope strengthens the department’s ability to address social-service related calls.

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