Police Chief Ronald L. Hess is a 40-year veteran of law enforcement, having served as police chief of Miami Township since 2013. He is the seventh sworn officer to become chief since the department’s inception in the late 1950s.
Chief Hess sets the tone for a department held to the highest standards and accountability. He was instrumental in increasing the size of the department and implementing internal training programs, instead of using outside trainers. He is also credited with selecting more efficient computer software programs to better manage performance evaluations, early intervention programs, scheduling and payroll.
Under the guidance of Chief Hess, the police department received CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) accreditation in 2017. The highly recognized distinction was earned after an intense accreditation process in which the department must demonstrate its commitment to creating and following set policies and procedures that ensure public safety.
Chief Hess holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Dayton and continues his studies in numerous criminal justice courses of study. He is a member of the Ohio Chiefs of Police, Montgomery County Association of Police Chiefs and the Fraternal Order of Police.