West Carrollton Police Department

  • Agency: West Carrollton Police Department
  • Address: 300 E. Central Ave., West Carrollton, 45449 OH
  • Chief: Rick Barnhart (Chief of Police)

West Carrollton Police Department is located at 300 E. Central Ave., West Carrollton, 45449 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is Rick Barnhart. The West Carrollton Police Department phone number is (937)859-3688.

West Carrollton Police Department News

Ofc. Becca Black recently took the Oath of Office in front of City Council as the newest officer of the West Carrollton Police Department. Taking the Oath of Office, along with having her badge pinned on her uniform, symbolizes the successful completion of the extensive Field Training Program as well as the committed support she will receive from fellow officers, family and friends. Ofc. Black began her law enforcement career by completing the Ohio Peace Officer's Training Academy in November of 2014. Ofc. Black was then hired as a patrol officer with the Village of New Miami. In March of 2016, Ofc. Black was hired by the City of Hamilton Police Department where she assumed the duties as a court officer. In October of 2017, Ofc. Black was hired by our agency, and after successfully completing the training program, is currently assigned to the midnight shift as a solo patrol officer. We would like to congratulate Ofc. Black and welcome her as the newest member of the West Carrollton Police Department.

It is with deep sadness that the West Carrollton Police Department announces the passing of Police Chaplain James (Jim) McGuire. Chaplin McGuire has served as a Police Chaplain since 2014. During that time, Jim’s larger than life personality and the stories of his life experiences endeared him to the men and women of our department. Jim had such a positive impact on so many lives and he was extremely proud to serve in the role as Chaplain for the members of West Carrollton Police Department and in support our community.

The West Carrollton Police Department recently held it's annual departmental awards presentation in front of City Council. The department had the pleasure of honoring several members for their actions during 2017. We would like to congratulate the following members for their awards! 2017 Employee of the Year Ofc. Bobbie Selmon Exemplary Services Awards Sgt. Alex Flynn Ofc. John Perry Ofc. Matt Harper Admin. Assistant Tracy Rankin Perfect Attendance Sgt. Jeremy Branham Ofc. Jared Moore Ofc. Matt Harper Ofc. Carl Hoskins

Some of the members of our department spent the day in Westerville honoring the two fallen officers that sacrificed their lives for the safety and protection of their community. Others department members were able to help honor one of our own, Officer Fred Beard, who was killed in the line of duty 35 years ago today. Your lives and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Ceremony Honoring Officer Frederick J. Beard #217 On Friday, June 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. the men and women of the West Carrollton Police Department, as well as others from the law enforcement community, will be conducting a ceremony to commemorate and honor the sacrifice of Officer Frederick J. Beard. Officer Beard was killed in the line of duty on February 16, 1983 as he was attempting to apprehend two robbery and kidnapping suspects. The ceremony will be held at the Civic Center and is open to the public. More information concerning this observance will be provided as the date approaches.

Never Really Off-Duty. It seems when officers are off the clock, they are never really “off-duty”. This seemed to be exactly the case for Ofc. Fairchild and two of his friends on the evening of January 11, 2018, as their dinner plans turned into a lifesaving effort for a man with an apparent medical issue. Ofc. Chris Fairchild of the West Carrollton Police Department, along with Detective Dan Wessling of the Miami Township Police Department and Sergeant Marc Basye of the Tipp City Police Department were out together, off-duty, discussing plans for their future trip to Washington D.C. for National Police Week this upcoming May. While discussing their plans, Det. Wessling stated Ofc. Fairchild noticed a man who appeared to be in medical distress. Without hesitation, all three officers went over to help the man, who was a stranger to them. Ofc. Fairchild and Det. Wessling checked the man for a pulse and discovered that he had none, at which time, Ofc. Fairchild started CPR on the man with Sgt. Basye assisting him. Det. Wessling also helped to bring in the local medics and clear a path for them upon arrival. With the efforts of the three officers, the man was successfully revived and ended up walking out of the establishment with this wife by his side. We would like to congratulate these officers for their efforts and immediate actions which resulting in saving a life. We are proud to call one of these officers our own. Officer Fairchild has been employed with the West Carrollton Police Department since January of 2012. Ofc. Fairchild is currently assigned to the evening shift and fulfills the duties of an Officer In Charge, Field Training Officer and department instructor. Prior to working at the West Carrollton Police Department, Ofc. Fairchild worked at the West Alexandria Police Department. Help us congratulate these officers for their efforts!

Several officers from the West Carrollton Police Department, along with several officers from surrounding agencies, participated in Shop with a Hero at Meijer on Monday evening. This is always a great event and the officers always enjoy participating in it.

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West Carrollton Police Department joined Dayton Progress for their annual picnic on August 5, 2017. Thank you, Dayton Progress, for the invite! Here are a few photos from the event!

National Night Out was a lot of fun and a huge success! Thank you to our donors and volunteers: West Carrollton Parks and Recreation Wilson Park Pool Lifeguards West Carrollton Fire Department WCPD Explorers Post #433 Target Meijer Office Depot West Carrollton YMCA Ele Cake Co. Valor Martial Arts Southside Drive Thru Intestate Drive Thru Ameristop J&K Food Mart All State Donatos Dominos Marcos KFC Xandra Daigle A HUGE thank you to Scott Hall for providing music and entertainment!

Join us for National Night Out at Wilson Park Pool on August 1, 2017 from 6PM-8PM. Enjoy FREE food, swimming, music, games, face paint and giveaways! We look forward to seeing you there!

We had a great time during the "Pizza with Police" event at the Centerville Park Apartments. We would like to say thank you to Centerville Park for hosting the event and to all the residents that came out to enjoy some good food and fun times with your police department.

Come join us for pizza and donuts at Centerville Park Apartments June 17th from 11:00am to 1:00pm. See you there!

Some great information concerning upcoming community events along with how to become West Carrollton Police Explorer. https://mvcc.viebit.com/player.php?hash=hLwpdAGmgsIl

The members of the entire West Carrollton Police Department would like to congratulate Officer Ron Jensen on his recent retirement. Ofc. Jensen served the citizens of West Carrollton for nearly 23 years. Prior to his service at the West Carrollton Police Department, Ofc. Jensen worked for the City of Sidney Police Department as well as for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Thank you for your time served and enjoy your retirement.

To honor the men and women who have given their lives for their communities, President John F. Kennedy declared the day of May 15th as National Police Memorial Day, and the week in which it falls to be recognized as National Police Week. In February of 1983, Officer Fred Beard of our department was killed in the line of duty as he attempted to apprehend two robbery and kidnapping suspects. In honor of Officer Beard, the men and women of our department placed a wreath next to his name on the wall at the Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C. Officer Beard’s sacrifice, along with all the others, will never be forgotten.

The West Carrollton Police Department is now accepting registration for the 2017 Citizens Police Academy. The academy is a ten week program that will meet on consecutive Thursday evenings beginning on August 24, 2017, and run through October 26, 2017. Participants will learn about many aspects of police work while also getting to know members of their local Police Department. Contact Sgt. Flynn at (937) 859-3688 or email aflynn@westcarrollton.org to register.

WANTED!!! Do you know someone that is interested in becoming a police officer? The West Carrollton Police Department is currently looking for dedicated young men and women to join their Explorer Program. West Carrollton Police Explorers work directly with officers of the West Carrollton Police Department during their daily duties. The Explorer Program is designed to educate and involve young men and women in police operations by giving them the opportunity to work closely with sworn police officers. Members must be between the ages of 14 and 20, with a good grade point average and a good discipline record in school. Explorers are given the opportunity to accompany police officers during duty hours by participating in ride-alongs. Each explorer receives orientation training and explorer uniforms. If you are interested in applying to become a member of the West Carrollton Police Department’s Explorer Program, contact the Post Commander, Officer Bobbie Selmon at (937) 859-3688 or email bselmon@westcarrollton.org.

Burglaries – how to avoid becoming a victim This post examines burglaries from two perspectives. The first part examines what might make your property appealing to the burglar. The second part of the post looks at the steps you can take to make your home less interesting to a burglar. In 2013, the University of North Carolina / Charlotte conducted research of 422 burglars to ascertain why they chose certain properties to burglarize. Here are some of their findings. Burglars look for/consider; - Locations where no one around, and there are few, if any, people in close proximity - Signs of an alarm system, dogs, cameras or other surveillance equipment - 83% said they would look for an alarm system prior to the burglary - 60 % said they would move on to some other location if they detected an alarm system - The majority enter open or unlocked doors or windows or force open doors or windows - 41% stated the burglary was not planned but a “spur of the moment” event Up to 88% of the burglars questioned stated that they committed the burglary in order to get money and/or money for drugs. How to make your property less of a target; - Burglars don't want to be seen or heard. They avoid breaking glass or a door to enter and they look for bushes or other foliage to prevent them from being seen. - Use high quality / high security door locks, especially dead bolt locks - Use or install keyed window locks - Consider an alarm / security system - Install good lighting systems - Get to know your neighbors and patterns of behavior - Have mail/newspaper stopped if away from the home for any length of time - Plants, bushes or trees should not obstruct windows or sight lines These are only a few of the reasons burglars select certain properties and how you can make your home less of a target. A member of the West Carrollton Police Department would be happy to provide a personal assessment of your home or business. If you would like an officer to assist you in this area just call Sgt. Mike Hanks at 937-859-3688.

On March 28, 2017, two officers, as well as two citizens were honored before city council. Ofc. Stomps was sworn in as the newest member of the West Carrollton Police Department after successfully completing a vigorous, several month field training program. Ofc. Stomps began his career with the West Carrollton Police Department in September of 2016 and after completing his training, has been assigned to dayshift. Ofc. Harper received recognition as the department's Employee of the Year for the year 2016. The Employee of the Year is recommended by the members of the department for an act, achievement or series of events in the previous year. Lisa Staam received a Citizen Recognition Award for her act in helping to save a male's life who was unconscious and unresponsive while in a vehicle, and appeared to be in need of medical attention. Lisa performed CPR on the male until help arrived on scene. It was found the male was suffering from a heroin overdose and her actions were responsible in helping to save the man's life. Carl Sucummel received a Citizen Recognition Award for his years of service with the Miami Valley Communications Council. Carl has spent an undetermined amount of hours preparing videos, Powerpoint presentations and training sessions for not only the City of West Carrollton, but for numerous other cities in the area. We are honored to recognize Ofc. Stomps, Ofc. Harper as well as Lisa and Carl. Congratulations! You may see the entire ceremony video by clicking the link below: https://mvcc.viebit.com/player.php?hash=G48AiYvfysDM

February 16, 2017 marked 34 years since the death of Ofc. Fredrick J. Beard. Ofc. Beard was a patrolman with the West Carrollton Police Department who was killed in the line of duty while responding to a robbery type call. Ofc. Beard will always be remembered.

***SHARE THIS POST*** “Can You Hear Me Okay” Phone Scam One of the more popular telephone scams is the one in which the caller simply asks you if you can hear them clearly. The caller, pretending to be from a multitude of businesses or government entities, quickly identifies themselves and in the same sentence asks you if you can hear them satisfactorily. The call is usually a recording in which the scammers are only interested in your one word response of “YES”. The scammers will record you as you tell them yes and then use that to try and convince others that they are acting as a third party on your behalf. They do this in hopes of gaining access to a myriad of your financial or credit information. These calls can come from any location however, one such call that was placed on January 31st originated from the Columbus, Ohio area and the listed number was 614-369-3680. We recommend that you do not answer any calls that involve any number you do not recognize. The best thing to do if you answer such a call is to not say anything and hang up. Call your local police department and/or the State of Ohio Attorney General’s Office to advise them of the call.