Police Department

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Peace Officer Kindness

Our dedicated peace officers use the Vision for Local Policing as a road map to guide policy, hiring, training, evaluation, and leadership decisions that are aligned with community values and support best practices in the Yellow Springs Police Department.

Village leaders and consistently will seek community support for and trust in YSPD peace officers through open communication and community engagement.

WE ARE:

• Safety Centered

• Resolution Oriented

• Demonstrably Inclusive

• Locally Minded

 

Brian Carlson

From me to you... 

Peaceful

Our Peace Officers will not seek or initiate conflict, but when we must interrupt unlawful behavior, the community expects that we will act with compassion, flexibility and reasonableness, treating everyone fairly and consistently. We work toward nonviolent conflict resolution in every way we can because public safety is our priority. We acknowledge that our department is part of a larger criminal justice system that is often heavy on “law and order.”

Our goal is that the process of policing in Yellow Springs is perceived as fair, even by someone who has been arrested, because we know this helps create a community that is safe for our officers and for the public. We also aim for the ideal of restorative justice, in hopes of making everyone feel safe and valued, regardless of past circumstances.

(Police Chief Brian Carlson)


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The John Bryan Community Center (more)
100 Dayton St
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
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  • Phone: (937) 767-7206
  • Fax: (937) 767-3715
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