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

The department would like to take this opportunity to recognize Officer Bobbie Selmon. On Friday, November 2, 2018, Officer Selmon was recognized by The Hundred Club of Dayton for her devotion and commitment to her community. Officer Selmon has continually gone above and beyond what is required and has repeatedly demonstrated her dedication to the citizens of our City. We are extremely proud and fortunate to have Officer Selmon as a member of our law enforcement family.

It is with heavy hearts that the department announce the passing of retired Police Officer Vince Brodbeck. Officer Brodbeck faithfully served with the West Carrollton Police Department for 27 years and had retired in the early nineties. Vince grew up in the City and was well known to many of the residents of our community. Vince had said that one of his proudest moments as an officer was being able to serve alongside his son Brian, who became a West Carrollton officer a couple of years prior to Vince’s retirement. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to Vince’s family and friends.

Come have pizza with us! Wednesday, October 10th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the West Carrollton YMCA located at 900 S. Alex Road. See you there.

There are still spots available for this Saturday’s Jr. Detective Event! We need your help to solve the crime! Register at www.westcarrollton.org/junior-detective-event-registration/ It’s only $5 and you’ll receive an official Police notebook, a T-shirt, and an honorary Police Detective certificate.

Would your child enjoy learning about what police detectives do? How about working with officers from the police department? This year's Junior Detective Program will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 9am to 11am. Participant ages are from 8-12 and must be registered in advance. You can register at www.westcarrollton.org/junior-detective-event-registration/ . The cost is $5 a child.

As the 2018-2019 school year is ready to begin on Tuesday, August 28th, the West Carrollton School District will have a School Resource Officer (SRO) assigned to the high school. Ofc. Tiffany Osburn will be fulfilling the role as the school's SRO. Ofc. Osburn has been with the West Carrollton Police Department since April of 2015, assigned as a road patrol officer. Ofc. Osburn has recently completed her School Resource Officer training and will transition into the SRO position. Ofc. Osburn is excited for the start of the school year and is very much looking forward to working within the school.

We had a great time during yesterday's Kona and Cops event. It was a pleasure interacting with everyone and sharing a cup of Kona Ice together on such a beautiful Sunday afternoon. We hope everyone enjoy themselves as much as we enjoyed spending time with everyone. A special thank you to Kona Ice of NE Cincinnati & Dayton for their involvement and making Kona and Cops possible.

We would like to introduce to you the newest members of the West Carrollton Police Department, Ofc. Josh Carmack and Ofc. Mitchell Savin. Both Ofc. Carmack and Ofc. Savin have successfully completed an extensive four month training program and are now operating as solo patrol officers. Both officers were sworn in by Mayor Sanner in front of council and fellow officers from the department during last night's council meeting. Help us congratulate both Ofc. Carmack and Ofc. Savin on successfully completing their training and welcoming them as the department's newest officers.

Help us beat the August heat with Kona and Cops! Spend time with members of the police department while enjoying a free cup of Kona Ice. Locations and times listed below.

The neighborhood block party at Grantwood Park scheduled for Saturday has been rescheduled for Sunday due to the weather forecast. See the city's post below for details.

We had a great time at last night's 35th Annual National Night Out event. Thank you for joining us and we hope everyone had good time. Congratulations to all the giveaway winners! A special THANK YOU to the following for making this year's event possible: West Carrollton Parks and Rec., Wilson Park Pool Staff, West Carrollton Fire Department, Fairborn Police Department Ofc. Pence and K9 partner "Bac", Miami Valley Hospital Care Flight, Dayton Children's Hospital, United States Army, Police Explorer Post 433, Target , Indian Lookout Apts., Meijer, West Carrollton YMCA, Xandra Daigle, Papa John's Pizza, Cousin Vinny's Pizza, Domino's, Marco's Pizza, Ele' Cake Company, Kroger, Wing Zone, KFC, Interstate Drive Thru, Ameristop and South Side Drive Thru.

We are 4 days away from this year's National Night Out event. Hope to see you there!

Join us for this year's National Night Out!. This year marks the 35th anniversary and will be held on August 7, 2018 at the Wilson Park Pool from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. For more information, contact Sgt. Nathan Biggs at (937) 847-4672.

Photos from the Memorial Service and Dedication honoring Ofc. Frederick J. Beard lead by Chief Woodard. During the ceremony, several speakers gave remarks about their memories of Ofc. Beard. The speakers included Mayor Jeff Sanner, Rick Barnhart, John DiPietro, Lee Jean Heller, Chief Chris Barnett (WCFD), Gene Colon, Det. Mark Allison and Kathy Wylie, who was Ofc. Beard's wife when he was killed. The ceremony also included the presentation and retiring of the colors, conducted by the Warren County S.O. and Springboro Honor Guard. Sgt. Paul Nienhaus from the Miami Township Police Department sang the National Anthem. The invocation was conducted by Police Chaplain Terry Harding. Sgt. Mike Hanks presented a reading of "My Brother". Thin Blue Line flags to Ofc. Beard's family were presented by Chief Woodard and members of the Police Department's Command Staff. The bagpipes were played by Sgt. Del Braund from the Montgomery County S.O. and taps was performed by Zeke Swank. Once the ceremony concluded, the Ofc. Fred Beard Memorial was unveiled to Ofc. Beard's family. The memorial itself is an old fashion lamp post mounted on a concrete base with an eternal blue light that sits on a cement pad with a bench. One side of the concrete base is a tribute to Ofc. Beard with his picture. The opposite side is a dedication to all law enforcement officers that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. The memorial is located by the employee entrance of the police department and is open to the public.

On Friday, June 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm, a ceremony honoring the sacrifice of Officer Frederick J. Beard #217 will be conducted by the men and women of the WCPD, along with other members from the law enforcement community...

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. On February 16, 1983, Ofc. Frederick J. Beard of the West Carrollton Police Department paid the ultimate sacrifice when he was killed in the line of duty while attempting to apprehend two robbery and kidnapping suspects. This year, in Ofc. Fred Beard's honor, Ofc. Chris Fairchild represented the West Carrollton Police Department in Washington, DC to pay respects to those fallen officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Gas Pump Skimmers: Skimmers are illegal card readers that are attached to one or more of the gas pumps that can extract information from your credit or debit card’s magnetic stripe without your knowledge. Criminals may sell your stolen data or use it themselves. You may not be aware that your information has been stolen until you get your statement or an overdraft notice. Criminals may place skimmers on the inside or the outside of the gas pump. Tips to help you avoid a skimmer when at the pumps: • Verify that the panel to the pump is closed and that the security seal is present and has not been tampered with. A seal that has been broken should be easy to recognize. • Compare the pump you are using to the other pumps at the station. They should all look the same. • Use your card as credit and not as a debit card so you avoid entering your PIN information. • Monitor your accounts so you will know of any improper transactions. Report any fraudulent transactions as soon as possible. • Pay for your gas purchase inside the store instead of at the pump. As always, avoid any pump you may have doubts or concerns about and report it to the store management.

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.