Township Trustees approved a group of four Police personnel recommended for promotion by Chief of Police Stephen Gammill and Township Administrator, Paul Wise, during the Jan. 19 Trustees’ meeting. The need for promotions was a result of the recent promotion of Russ Ciballi to Deputy Chief and the retirement of Lieutenant Ron Thompson.
“I am excited to welcome the newest group of Police leadership,” said Trustee Frank Dantonio. “I congratulate each individual and their families for their hard work which has led them to the next step in their careers.”
- James McMillin, Operations Lieutenant, a fifteen-year veteran of the Department. Currently the 2nd shift Patrol Sergeant, James coordinates the firearms program and serves on the Delaware County Tactical Unit. Additionally, he coordinates women’s self-defense program and has twice been selected as Officer of the Year. James is expected to graduate with a degree in Criminal Justice this year.
- Rich Lyons, Administrative Lieutenant, an eleven-year veteran of the Department. Rich currently serves as the Administrative Sergeant overseeing detectives, CALEA accreditation process, public records, property room, and training functions.
- Jim Denman, 3rd shift Sergeant, a nine-year veteran of the Department. Jim currently serves on 2nd shift patrol and is a field training officer. He served several years on the Franklin County Drug Task Force and also coordinates the block watch program. Jim was selected as 2016 Officer of the Year. Jim is expected to graduate with a degree in Criminal Justice this year.
- Shawn Combs, 2nd shift Sergeant, a six-year veteran of the Department with a degree in Criminal Justice. Shawn currently works 3rd shift patrol and serves as a field training officer. Shawn is also a member of the Delaware County Tactical Unit, a firearms trainer, and conducts women’s self-defense classes. He was selected as Officer of the Year in 2010.
“We are intentional in notifying the public of promotions,” said Chief of Police Steve Gammill. “I want residents to know exactly who is responsible for keeping their neighborhoods safe.”
Genoa Township employs 27 Police Officers to patrol 21.5 square miles of service area.
Information for this story was provided by Genoa Twp.