Kettering Police Department

  • Agency: Kettering Police Department
  • Address: 3600 Shroyer Road, Kettering, 45429 OH
  • Chief: James M. O'Dell (Chief of Police)
Phone: (937)296-2555
Fax: (937)296-3219

Kettering Police Department is located at 3600 Shroyer Road, Kettering, 45429 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is James M. O'Dell. The Kettering Police Department phone number is (937)296-2555.

Kettering Police Department News

******UPDATE***** Emily has been safely LOCATED by police. MISSING 11-year-old female Emily J. May , W/F 11, was last seen by family at the Kettering Adventure Reef Water Park, 2900 Glengarry Drive, on June 4, 2018 at 1600 hours. Emily remained at the water park while others left for a short period and when they returned Emily was not there. She has not returned home and has not contacted her family. Emily is 4'8" tall, 92 lbs. and has Brown hair w/ Hazel eyes. Anyone with information is asked to contact Kettering Police dispatch at 937-296-2555.

This morning Chief Protsman added Kettering's newest patrol officer. Adam Lupp will attend the Sinclair Police Academy beginning in June to receive over 700 hours of instruction followed by 16 weeks with a Field Training Officer. Adam is a native of Kettering, a graduate of Fairmont High School and received his Bachelors in Criminal Justice from Tiffin University. Please help us welcome Adam and wish him a safe and fulfilling career.

This morning our new friends from ViaQuest Day Program, Centerville, stopped by for a visit. We spent some time showing them around KPD and talking about the jobs we do everyday. We know we had a good time and we hope they all did too. Thanks for coming ViaQuest and stop back any time.

The results are in. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. We will be going through the responses, looking at your comments and suggestions, for ways to improve our service to the community.

.....Missing Dinosaur..... Sometime over the weekend someone stole the pictured large green dinosaur from the World of Love Day Care at 3121 Wilmington Pike. The dinosaur weighs over 70 pounds and stands 3' tall and 5' long. It would likely require 2 people to carry it. The kids at the day care would really love it if someone would help them get their baby Triceratops returned. If you have any information please contact Det. Lt. H. Murchland at 937-296-2410 or call police dispatch at 937-296-2555

The KPD Veterans Group was formed to find ways to support and build relationships with our veterans. They recently held their 1st Cornhole Tournament to raise money for The Battle Buddy Foundation. A special thanks to everyone who supported the event, Grace Baptist Church for hosting and to The Battle Buddy Foundation for speaking with us.

Take a look at surveillance footage of this trio traveling in a stolen car, taken from Chatham Village Apartments in Kettering...

2018 Kettering Police Memorial

Take a look at these cell phone thieves and let us know if you can ID any of them...

Face Book I am activating our Find My Thief us solve these crimes. Kettering has had 4 break-ins to cell phone stores over the past week and there have been several more in surrounding cities. Take a look and see if you can help us.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. We invite everyone to attend our Police Memorial Ceremony on Wednesday May 16, 2018 at 3 P.M. on the city buildings mezzanine located at 3600 Shroyer Road.

Skyline Chili Kettering graciously donated $500 to the Kettering Police Foundation in honor of National Police week May 14-18, 2018. The Foundation is a police-related, non-profit corporation, with the sole purpose of recognizing and helping those in need. Chief Protsman, Capt. Burian and Capt. Gangwer accept the check from Skyline Asst. Manager Coty Williams and Manager Kim Sears. General Manager Brian Hatfield (not pictured) had to stay at the store to keep making those delicious 3 ways and coneys. Thank you Skyline Kettering, the Foundation will be sure to put your donation to good use helping and enhancing our community.

Please contact Detective M. Burke if you have any information about this thief. 937-296-3370

*************UPDATE**LOCATED******************** Mr. Davies was located by Deputies in Hamilton County and will be reunited with his family soon. ***************SILVER ALERT************************* **************MISSING ADULT************************ Be on the lookout for Donald Davies, W/M/88, who was last seen this morning on the way to the bank at 8:00 AM. He was driving a 2013 blue Chevy Malibu, OH plates BQ48VK. and was wearing a red polo shirt, tan pants, tan shoes, glasses, and a black ball cap. He is known to frequent Lincoln Park pond, Dollar General, Trader Joes and Meijer, all in Kettering. If seen, call 911 or the the Kettering Communications Center at 296-2555.

Last night was Super Hero night at Chick Fil A in Town & Country. We sent one of our own Super Heroes, Ptl Drayton.

911 and radio communication of May 5, 2018 officer involved shooting.

***********************UPDATE*********************************** Thank you for all your assistance. The suspect has been captured! BREAKING NEWS On May 3, 2018 at 12:26 P.M. this subject committed an armed robbery of the Family Video, 930 East Dorothy Lane. He fled the scene on foot and is described as a white male, 5'08" to 5'10" tall, medium build, wearing brown shorts, a navy hoodie and an orange billed baseball hat. If you have any information contact Lt. H. Murchland at 937-296-2410.

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*******FRAUD EMAIL ALERT!!!********** A Kettering resident received this email today that appeared to be from US Bank. The email looks real but it is a scam. She was smart and did not click on any links. She looked up the phone number for US Bank herself and contacted them directly. They said the email was not from them and that she was the second person to call already this morning. Be vigilant when watching for frauds and scams! Do not click links or go to web addresses, emails or phone numbers provided in the scam. Go verify yourself if it is a legitimate communication.

Kettering residents receive Citizenship Award for helping police catch burglary suspects. On October 24, 2017, suspects knocked on a door on Carol Parkway and tried the doorknob. When the resident, Nicole Wilson, answered the door, they attempted to gain entry through a ruse of being there to clean gutters. Nicole was able to keep them from entering her home and sent them on their way. This interaction made Nicole uneasy and she followed her intuition by calling the Kettering Police Department. A few blocks away Scott Zimmerman called the Kettering Police Department from his home on Polen Drive. He reported two subjects removing property from a neighbor’s house and they did not seem familiar to him. He continued to watch, providing updates allowing Officers to locate and stop the vehicle. The investigation showed the suspects had committed a burglary and one confessed to their crime. The dedication of Nicole and Scott to their neighborhood and their unselfish actions on this day enabled property to be recovered and justice to be served. Each are commended for their superior community involvement and teamwork with police. Pictured are Nicole Wilson and Luna (-9 days at the time of the incident) with Lt. T.R. Smart and Scott Zimmerman with Chief C. Protsman. Thank you both for being great citizens of Kettering.

Attempted Child Abduction ALERT from Moraine PD

Yesterday one of our officers performed a random act of kindness in honor of Officer Dell Pickney of the Tustin, CA Police Department who died unexpectedly on February 22, 2018. Dell and his wife had a tradition of performing random acts of kindness and Dell's police softball family pledged to carry on his legacy through their own acts named Dell's Dash; the dash -- between the year you are born and year you die should remind us how important it is to live life the right way. On Dell's birthday our officer visited Chick-fil-A Kettering and handed an employee money with instructions to pay the bill for anyone until it ran out. His Dell's Dash fed 5 families and added a milkshake to 13 other orders. Here are a few pics they shared with us...

KPD officers now have important equipment for responding to calls involving children. The Kettering Police Foundation in partnership with community sponsors donated comfort kits for kids to be added to the trunk inventory of each police cruiser. The purpose of these kits is to provide officers with supplies when dealing with a lost or traumatized child. The bag contains a blanket, a stuffed animal, a coloring book and crayons to keep the child warm and entertained while in the officer’s care. The bag and its contents are the child’s to take home. A huge thank you to the foundation and sponsors who donated these items.

Help us ID this subject who withdrew cash from a local bank after depositing a counterfeit check. Please contact Detective Burke with any information 937-296-3370 or by email