BuchananBuchanan, Bob, Chief of Police.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Chief Buchanan became our Chief of Police on November 17, 2014.  Chief Buchanan has been in law enforcement for 15 years.  He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he served in the infantry.  He grew up in Weirton, WV and is a graduate of Wright State University.  Chief Buchanan began his law enforcement career with the City of Lebanon in 1999.  Some of his duties included range master, Taser instructor, accreditation manager, field training supervisor, recruitment supervisor and patrol sergeant.  He served 13 years as a membr of the Warren County Tactical Response Team as a rifleman, sniper/spotter and most recently as the sniper team leader.  He is a 2011 graduate of the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command.  Chief Buchanan is a member of the Centerville Church of Christ and lives in Lebanon with his wife, Autumn; his daughter, Ellenor; and his son, Wyatt.    

Michelle Payne- Secretary. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Michelle started working for Monroe as a dispatcher in July of 2010.  She has since filled the Secretary position to the Chief.  She has been married to her best friend, Charlie, since 1996.  She is a 1989 graduate of Lemon Monroe High School. Michelle has two children in college and together they enjoy camping, social events, and movies.
Brian CurlisCurlis, Brian - Lieutenant. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Brian grew up in Middletown, Ohio and after graduating from Middletown High School he enlisted in the U.S. Army.  Brian became a part time Police Officer with the City of Monroe in February 1996 and was hired full time in July of 1997.  Brian has served as Police Officer, Field Training Officer, School Resource Officer, Patrol Sergeant, and presently serves as a Lieutenant..  Brian is also a member of the tactical response team serving Monroe and Trenton.  During his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife Kacy and their three children.

Personal message: Together we can successfully fight crime. Be aware of your surroundings and your chances of becoming a victim will be greatly reduced. Remember, STRANGERS are very dangerous.

David Chasteen

Chasteen, David-Lieutenant.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

David started working for the Monroe Police Department in 1994. David has held assignments such as the department's Range Master, K-9 Officer, and Team Commander for our SWAT Unit.  In 2008 David was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.  David has attended the International Chiefs of Police Supervisor Training Education Program and is also a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College.  In 2014 David was promoted to Lieutenant and was assigned as the department's Support Services Commander.  David's family includes his wife, Sherri, and their three children, Ashley, Caleb, and Emily.

Tom CobaughCobaugh, Tom - Sergeant. Send E-mail

Tom began his law enforcement career after graduating Lemon-Monroe High in 1988 with  Lemon Township Police Department as a police dispatcher. In 1989 he was hired as a Police Cadet with Monroe Police Department. In June of 1991, he was hired as a part-time Police Officer for Monroe. In 1995 he was hired full time as Police Officer. Through his career at Monroe he has been the warrant officer, Field Training Officer (FTO), the Patrol Officer's Union Associate.  In November 2006 Tom was promoted to Sergeant.  Off duty, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Kim, and their three children.

Personal Message: "When you see an emergency vehicle behind you with its lights on, move over to the RIGHT lane or RIGHT side of the roadway."

Brad PelfreyPelfrey, Brad - Sergeant.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sergeant Brad Pelfrey has been with the Monroe Police Department since 1999. He is a graduate of Carlisle High School and attended Wright State University, where he received a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Psychology. Sergeant Pelfrey has been a member of Monroe's Special Operations Response Team since 2001 where he has participated in numerous high risk search warrant services and other high risk incidents. Sergeant Pelfrey is the father of two daughters, Madisyn and Meaghan.
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Walton, Eric - Sergeant. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Eric joined the Monroe Police Department in 1991, as a Cadet and became a Police Officer in 1993. He is the fourth Law Enforcement Officer in three generations, adding to the 100 years of service the Walton family has in Butler County.

Personal Message: "Trespassing on railroad property is not only a crime, but very dangerous. Each year, hundreds of people are hurt or even killed by moving trains. So next time you decide to walk or play along railroad tracks, PLEASE REMEMBER, it's a deadly track only if YOU make it one!"

Amaya, Luis - Police Officer. Luis was raised in Monroe and is a graduate of the class of 1985.  Luis has an Associate’s degree in Business Management, became a police cadet in 1989 and attended the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy at Butler Tech in Nov. 1991.  Luis has been a part time officer since May 1992.  He is a member of the Bike Patrol Unit and enjoys giving back to the community he was raised in.  Luis coaches youth sports all year long and is an avid soccer and baseball parent/coach.  Luis is married to his wonderful wife Abbie and is the proud parent of two boys, Nicholas and Gabriel.

Personal Message:  Always be aware of your surroundings and never assume that someone else has made the phone call that could save a life.  Always be careful and pay attention.
Beacock, AliciaPolice Officer. (Detective) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Alicia Beacock joined the Monroe Police Department at the beginning of 2003. It has always been her dream to be a police officer. Alicia graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in 2001. Alicia then attended the Police Academy in 2002. She enjoys serving the Monroe Community. Alicia received her Master Criminal Investigator Certification from OPOTA in 2012.

Personal Message: Stay in school. Never give up on your dreams. If you work hard and have goals you can achieve them.

Robertson, Josh - Police Officer. (Traffic Crash Investigator) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Josh began his law enforcement career with the Kings Island Police Department after graduating from the Great Oaks Police Academy in 2003.  Josh worked as a Ranger for the Butler County Metro Parks and as an officer at the Summit Behavioral Hospital, before coming to Monroe in 2005.  He is a graduate of Edgewood High School.  Before the Police Academy, Josh attended Sinclair Community College and Miami University Middletown.  Off duty, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Pam, and riding motorcycles.

Rosenbalm, Michael - Police Officer.
Officer Rosenbalm has been working in Monroe since 1999.  He received a degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati in June 1996, and graduated from the Butler County Police Academy in 1998.  He then spent one year with Miami University Police then came to Monroe Police Department in 1999.  He is the father of a son and daughter.   

Personal message: Don't hesitate to call 911, you could save a life.

Sparks, Bobby - Police Officer. (Traffic Enforcement Technician) 
Officer Sparks started with the Monroe Police Department in 1978 as one of the first cadets.  He graduated from the Lebanon Police Academy in 1978, winning the Top Gun award in marksmanship.  Officer Sparks worked as a detective from 1983 to 1984 and then promoted to Sergeant in 1990.  He is also certified nationally as a radar and lidar/laser instructor by the National Highway Transportation Safety Association.  In his time off he likes to fish, hunt, and swim with his grandchildren.

Stull, C. - Police Officer.
Chad has been in law enforcement since 1996. He started with Gratis Police Department before coming to Monroe in 1999. He has been a member of the U. S. Military for 16 years and plans on retiring from the service. He is also qualified as a firefighter and medic. He has been deployed twice since 9-11 and both times for a year. He has a son and daughter.

Myers, Gregg - Police Officer. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Officer Myers has been with the department since 1996. At that time he was a part time officer and also worked for the state in corrections. In 1998 he became full time at Monroe. During his time as an officer he has been assigned to the K-9 section for 14 years. During his time with the K-9's he handled three dogs, Top Gun, Alec, and Rusty. Gregg received his Master Criminal Investigator Certification from OPOTA in 2012.
In 2011 accepted a new position in the Detective section. During his off time he loves to spend time with his better half Christy and their two dogs. Other interests are exploring out of the way places, travel and motorsports.

Personal Message: "The Top Dogs Are Drug Free"

Kahny, BrettPolice Officer
Brett has served as a police officer since 1993. He has also served in the U.S. Air Force for six years (Military Police). He was certified as an Emergency Medical Technician for eight years. Brett was the SRO at Monroe Schools for 10 years and taught DARE for 9 years.  He is also certified to teach martial arts.  Brett's interests include the martial arts of Aiki Justu and Kobudo (weaponry), and old cars ('68 Camaro).

Personal Message: "Follow your dream no matter what it takes or where it takes you. Say "Nope to Dope". Be a Leader, Not a Follower."

Doughman, Mike - Police Officer. (K9) 
Mike was sworn in as a police officer on August 6, 2007.  Mike is a graduate of Lebanon High School.  He possesses an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati and received his Ohio Police Officer’s certification from Butler Tech. Mike became the Department's new dog handler June 2010.


Helix - Police Officer. 

One of the newest members of the Monroe Police Department comes to us from the Czech Republic. He is a 90 pound black and brown German Shepherd.  Helix and his handler, Officer Mike Doughman, attended K-9 school for 3 months in Middletown.  During school the team was put through rigorous training in Patrol dog work, as well as narcotic detection. They graduated from the school on April 26,  2013. The team is both certified in Patrol Dog Development and Narcotic Detection. Helix shows great drive and an overwhelming desire to work for his handler.

Corbeil, Paul - Police Officer. 
Paul joined the Monroe Police Department in January of 2008. Previously he worked for the Village of Maineville for 2 1/2 years and the Village of Elmwood Place for 5 1/2 years.
Worley, Michael - Police Officer
Mike started his Law Enforcement Career in 2001, with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department.  He worked as a Corrections Officer until 2005. At that time he was promoted to the Court Security Division.  During his time as a Deputy, he was a member of C.E.R.T. Team (Corrections, Emergency, Response, Team), and received specialized training in riot, crowd control and jail disturbance situations.  Mike was trained with several types of Less than Lethal Weapons, including Bean Bag Guns, Pepper Ball Guns, Flash Bangs, O.C. Fogger Systems, and  Electronic Tasers.  Mike was a Defensive Tactics Instructor, and trained new officers to work in the jail environment.  Officer Worley was hired here at the Monroe Police Department in April of 2008.  Mike; his wife Tina, a teacher; and their three children live in the Colerain Township area.
Caudill, Chad - Police Officer.
Chad graduated from Edgewood High School in 2001. Chad received his Bachelor's Degree in Business from Miami University in 2005. In 2008 he graduated from the Butler Tech Police Academy and was hired to the Monroe Police Department.
Mrozek, Mark - Police Officer.
Mark graduated from Sycamore High School in 2003 and graduated from The University of Cincinnati in 2007 with a degree in criminal justice.  Mark entered the full-time police academy at Great Oaks and graduated in the top of his class.  He joined the City of Monroe Police Department in July of 2008 and is very happy to serve his community.  Mark enjoys working late hours on the OVI Task Force and is part of the bike patrol team.  In Mark's off-time he enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with friends and family.

Leist, Doug - Police Officer.
Doug was born and raised in the Cincinnati area where he attended Moeller High School before furthering his education at Wright State University. He then graduated the Sinclair Police Academy in 1996 and was employed with the Village of Elmwood Place Police. He spent three years as a 9-1-1 dispatcher with the City of Fairfield Police and then became a University of Cincinnati Police Campus Officer during the 2000-2001 years. From 1997 to 2009 he was employed as a Police Officer with the City of North College Hill. During his 12 years there, he was assigned to the HRWST team, assisted with investigations, started and ran the Forfeiture Division, and held additional administrative assignments. Doug is now with the Monroe Police Department and appreciates the warm social welcome he received and strives to grow and bond with the ever changing community. Doug is married to a wonderful wife and has three adorable children and two grandchildren who all continue to support his chosen profession. Doug was assigned to Detectives in 2009 and recieved his Master Criminal Investigators Certification from OPOTA in 2011.

Personal Message: You only live once, so live every day as if it was your last and couldn't be repeated. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream.

King, Joshua - Police Officer. (Traffic Crash Investigator)
Josh is a graduate of Madison High School. After high school he joined the Ohio Army National Guard where he served as a Military Police Officer, Signal Support Systems Specialist, and Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic for 8 and 1/2 years. In 2005, after completing his tour in Iraq, he attended and completed the police academy at Sinclair Community College. Josh served as an Auxiliary Police Officer in the Village of Germantown from October 2005 until he came to Monroe in January 2009. Josh is the fourth member of his family to join the law enforcement field in two generations. In his spare time he enjoys working on and racing the muscle cars that he and his dad have.

Personal Message: Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.

White, Andrew - Police Officer.
Drew grew up in West Chester, Ohio, where he graduated from Lakota East High School in 2004. From there he obtained his Associates Degree in Criminial Justice from Brown Mackie College. In 2007, Drew attended the Great Oaks Police Academy and received his OPOTA certification. Prior to coming to Monroe, Drew worked as a police officer with the Health Alliance, University of Cincinnati, and Kings Island. In his spare time, he loves watching and playing sports and listening to music. Drew is extremely excited about the opportunity he has been given with the Monroe Police Department and looks forward to getting to meet the citizens.
Jackson, Bradley - Police Officer.  (SRO/DARE)
Brad was raised in Mason, Ohio and graduated from Mason High School in 1996.  He has worked as a retail manager, finish carpenter and general contractor, but has always felt called to be a Police Officer.  In 2008 after much discussion with his wife, Brad attended Butler Tech's Police Academy while working as a Field Supervisor for a commercial general contractor in Dayton.  He graduated and received his Ohio Police Officer Certification in December of 2008 and worked part time for 5 months at Harveysburg, Ohio's Police Department. Brad was hired in June of 2009.
Binder, Adam - Police Officer.
Adam grew up near Batavia, OH where he graduated from Glen Este High School in 2002.  After high school, he attended University of Cincinnati Clermont College and received his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice.  He then attended UC Clermont's Police Academy where he graduated with his Ohio Police Officers Certificate.  Adam was then hired at Williamsburg Police Department as an auxiliary officer for 4 months until he was hired full time for Monroe Police Department and was sworn in July 27, 2009.  Adam recently got married on November 2009 and currently lives in the Batavia area with his wife Jennifer.  In Adam's spare time he enjoys hunting deer, turkey, elk; golfing, fishing, and driving his '99 SVT Cobra.

Aspacher, Drew - Police Officer.
Drew was raised in Fairfield, Ohio where he graduated from Fairfield High School and the Butler Tech - D. Russel Lee Criminal Justice Program in 2005.  In 2008, Drew fulfilled his childhood dream by completing the Butler Tech Police Academy and became a Police Officer.  Drew began his law enforcement career in Preble County, Ohio where he served the Villages of Gratis and Camden and the Preble County Sheriff's office.  Off-duty, Drew enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing ice hockey and watching sports and movies.  Drew is thankful for the opportunity to serve the citizens and visitors of Monroe and is looking forward to many years of service.

Personal Message: Remember to slow down and move over when passing stopped emergency vehicles.

Wellborn, Otis.  Otis began his employment with the City of Monroe on December 17, 2015.
Payne, Caleb. Caleb began his employment with the City of Monroe on December 21, 2015.

Stewart, Ryan.  Ryan began his employment with the City of Monroe on December 28, 2015.

Rose, Danny - Dispatcher.
Danny served with Lemon Township Police Department as a Dispatcher from 1989 to 1993 and then joined the Monroe Police Department where he started as part time and then full time as a Dispatcher. He has serverd as a Terminal Agency Coordinator for the LEADS system and is now an assistant TAC. Danny was also a Firefighter/Paramedic/EMT for 17 years serving with various departments including Lemon Township Emergency Squad and South Middletown Fire Department. He is also a trained National Weather Service Sever Storm Spotter. 

Personal message: In an emergency every second counts. Don't hesitate,
call 9-1-1.

McKinney, Mike - Dispatcher

Mike was a Police Explorer with Monroe from 1997 until 2000. He became employed with the Monroe Police Department in April of 2000 as the Humane Officer and became a Dispatcher the same year. Mike is the Terminal Agency Coordinator for the department's L.E.A.D.S. system and is trained in Major Incident and Tactical Communications. He is also a trained National Weather Service Storm Spotter.

Banks, Tiffany - Dispatcher.
Tiffany began working for the Monroe Police Department July 23, 2007. She lives in Middletown with her two active daughters, Jannell and Giselle.  Tiffany is an avid reader and spends a lot of time supporting her daughters' many activities.  Ms. Banks was previously employed at AT&T in Dayton.
Jones, Jennifer - Dispatcher
Jennifer became a resident of Monroe in 2012.  She spent 13 years living and traveling all over the country in the United States Air Force as a radio operator then came back home to the Midwest to be closer to her family again.  She's originally from Indiana, but decided to make Ohio her new home.  Jennifer obtained her Bachelor degree in Business Administration in 2011 through Strayer University.  She enjoys outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking, camping, and can usually be found on or in the water during any free time off.
Pitsch, Laurie - Dispatcher
Roark, Holly - Dispatcher
Vance, Eric - Dispatcher
Frank NationNation, Frank -Police Chaplain.
I have been a resident of Monroe since 2001.  I live here with my wife Tracy and three kids, Sophia (6), Luke (4) and Micah (4 mo.).  I have been a full-time hospital chaplain for the last eleven years.  I currently work in the Pastoral Care Department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center as a chaplain serving the Bone Marrow Transplant unit and as a supervisory educator to the hospital’s Clinical Pastoral Education program.  I am a Board Certified Chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains and endorsed and ordained by the Church of God.  I attend and serve at Stratford Heights Church of God in Middletown.  My most recent professional accomplishment was my doctorate in 2005 in the area of chaplaincy ministries.  My hobbies have been any kind of sports but I am concentrating now on marathons and triathlons.  I enjoy serving the Police Department and the community of Monroe.
Duane MecklemMecklem, Duane - Police Chaplain.
I was born and raised in rural western Pennsylvania.  I attended Cincinnati Christian University, where I graduated in 1971, and where I also received a Master of Arts degree in 1987 and a Master of Ministry degree in 1988.  For 37 years I have ministered in Churches of Christ and Christian Churches in central and southern Ohio.  Since 2003 I have ministered here in Monroe at the LifeWay Christian Church, 780 Lebanon Street.  I have served as a volunteer chaplain for the Smith Township Fire Department in Centerville, Ohio (1978-79), for Madison County Hospital in London, Ohio (1982-85), and for Middletown Hospital/Atrium Medical Center (2007-present).  Having once been an EMT, I am aware of the pressures that “first responders” sometimes experience and the long-term effects of that stress.   I simply want to be there for our policemen and policewomen, to assist them and the public in difficult situations when calm and counsel may be needed.

Personal message:  The Bible tells us that law enforcement officials who do their job well are doing the Lord’s work (see Romans 13:1-6).  Let us respect them and appreciate them for how they improve our community.

Waugh - Police Chaplain.
I have been a resident of Monroe since 2009.  I am currently the lead pastor at Monroe United Methodist Church on the corner of East Avenue and Lebanon Street.  During my 23 years of ordained ministry, I have served as pastor in both West Virginia and Ohio.  My education includes the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Marshall University, Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary, and the Doctorate from Ashland University. Additionally, I am a certified consultant with Natural Church Development, a certified facilitator with Life Innovations, and a certified leader with Better Marriages (formerly The Association for Couples of Marital Enrichment).  I am also an adjunct faculty member at Ohio Christian University where I have written curriculum for numerous college level courses.  My wife and I have three chldren and enjoy the City of Monroe.  I look forward to serving the community and supporting the professional officers and staff of our Police Department.