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Captain Stutes began his career in law enforcement with the Xenia Police Division in March 1996 where he served as a patrol officer for 12 years. As a patrol officer, he performed specialized assignments such as Field Training Officer, Bike Patrol, OLC representative and as a member of the Crash Response Team and Crisis Negotiations Team. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in March of 2008. As a Sergeant, he worked primarily as a midnight shift supervisor. He also performed specialized assignments of Traffic Sergeant, Commander of the Crisis Negotiations Team and Leader of the Crash Response Team. In January of 2017, Chris was promoted to Captain. In addition, he is a graduate of Cedarville University 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology. In 2015, Chris completed The Ohio State University, John Glenn School of Public Affairs, Public Safety Leadership Academy. Captain Stutes has received the Meritorious Service Award in 1999, the Leadership Award in 2006, 2012, and 2014, the Distinguished Service Award 2005 and the Casey Elliott “City’s Finest” Award in 2005. Chris is married to his wife Jessica and has two children Nate and Cati. Chris and his wife enjoy riding their Harley’s and traveling.