Chief Charles Stiegelmeyer is Miami Township’s eighth sworn officer to become police chief after taking the oath of office May 14, 2019. He succeeds Ronald L. Hess, who retired May 14 to become township administrator.
Stiegelmeyer started with the Miami Township Police Department in September 2018 as a professional standards captain and has a rich history of experience since beginning his law enforcement career in 1982, most notably as chief of police for the city of Powell, Ohio, and as a special agent supervisor for the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. He has served as a field commander for the D.A.R.T. Drug Task Force, assistant field commander for the R.A.N.G.E. Task Force and the director of the Tactical Crime Suppression Unit.
He has also successfully completed several executive leadership courses. He is a graduate of the 132nd session of the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Command course, the 32nd session of the Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program, the Police Executive Leadership College and the Drug Unit Commanders Academy. Chief Stiegelmeyer is a certified law enforcement executive.
Stiegelmeyer is a graduate of Worthington High School. He holds an associate degree in law enforcement technology from the Columbus State Community College, a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice administration from the University of Phoenix, and a Master of Science degree in criminal justice administration from the University of Cincinnati.