Police Department

The light bar on top of a police vehicle.

Core Values

  • Integrity - High moral character in all we do
  • Dedication - Commitment to the police profession
  • Fairness - Impartial treatment of all persons
  • Courage - To do the right thing
  • Excellence - Continuous improvement
  • Service - Service before self

About the Fairborn Police Department

The Fairborn Police Department is comprised of the Chief of Police, three Captains, seven Sergeants, six detectives, two K-9 Officers, two SRO/D.A.R.E Officers, and 27 officers. In addition, the Police Department employs 10 dispatchers, four civilian support personnel, three full-time jailers and five part-time jailers. The Police Department consists of three divisions:


Oversees the Jail Facilities, Information and Technology Officer and physical plant maintenance. The Administration Captain's duties include training, hiring of personnel, grant administration, research and development of technology and equipment, purchasing of equipment and assets.


Oversees the uniformed Patrol Bureau, the K-9 program, the School Resource Officer, the D.A.R.E. Officer, the Records Department and the Operations Sergeant. The patrol officers are responsible for patrolling the city roadways and interstate highways; responding to citizen complaints; enforcing traffic violations and investigating traffic crashes. Officers also interact with citizens and patrol neighborhoods utilizing a community policing effort.

Support Services

The Support Services Bureau is comprised of the Detective Section, Property Room and Communications and is under the supervision of the Support Services Captain and Support Services Sergeant. The detectives investigate all Part I felonies and Part ll crimes that require further follow-up. The Detective Section consists of four general assignment Detectives, one Drug Task Force Detective and a Domestic Violence Detective. The detectives are also responsible for background investigations of new employees; polygraph operations to assist in criminal cases and new hire employees; Drug Task Force assignments for countywide enforcement and investigations of child physical and sexual abuse cases.