Donald "Randy" PersonChiefPhone: 937-376-7221
Chief Donald R. Person, better known as Randy, has been with the police division since 1976.
Chief Person started his career with the City of Xenia as a Communications Operator. In 1979, Chief Person was sworn in as a police officer. In 1987, Chief Person was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and served as a street patrol supervisor. Chief Person served as a member of the division's special weapons and tactical team for a number of years before being promoted to Lieutenant in 1992. As a Lieutenant, Chief Person supervised the Patrol Section, the Administrative Section, and twice served as the Interim Chief of Police before being appointed full-time to the Chief of Police position in June 2003.
Chief Person has led the Xenia Police Division through its initial Accreditation process in 1993, as well as very successful re-accreditation inspections every three years since 1998 including 2010 where the Xenia Police Division was recognized as both a Meritorious and Flagship agency for CALEA. Chief Person has an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences in Law Enforcement from Sinclair Community College and a Bachelors Degree of Science in Urban Administration from Wright State University. In addition Chief Person graduated from the Northwestern University Traffic Institute School of Police Staff and Command in 1996. In 1998 Chief Person has also received the Casey Elliott "City's Finest" Award. Chief Person has worked diligently to keep the division on the cutting edge of technological advancements and current management philosophies. Chief Person, in his position as Chief, looks forward to facing the challenges in our community.
Chief Person is married to his wife Cheryl and has 2 sons, Ben and Brian.
Steve LaneCaptainPhone: 937-376-7222
The Xenia Police Division Criminal Investigations Captain is Steve Lane. Captain Lane began his law enforcement career with the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy in 1991. Captain Lane was hired by the Xenia Police Division in 1993. As a patrol officer he performed specialized assignments such as field training officer, bike patrol, and a Special Events Team member/medic. He has served on numerous committees, including representation of the bargaining unit in labor/management concerns and worked as part of a team that negotiated several labor contracts. Captain Lane was assigned as a detective to the A.C.E. Task Force doing narcotics and other special investigations until being promoted to sergeant. He served as the SWAT Team commander for ten years. He was promoted to captain in 2014. He has an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Clark State Community College and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration from Wilberforce University. Captain Lane is a graduate of the Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command, the Ohio State University’s Public Safety Leadership Academy and the FBI National Academy. Captain Lane has received the Division’s Silver Shield, Leadership, Meritorious Service, Community Policing, and "Casey Elliott City’s Finest” Awards. Steve is married to his wife Stephanie and has three children.
Gary JohnsonCaptainPhone: 937-376-7223
The Xenia Police Division’s Patrol Services are overseen by Captain Gary Johnson. Gary began his career with the Xenia Police Division in 1988 as a Reserve Officer. He was hired as a full-time officer in 1991. During his time with the division, he has served in many capacities. Gary has served as a Field Training Officer, Evidence Technician, Arson Investigator, Hostage Negotiations Team Leader, and General Case Detective. In 2003 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, where he served as the Administrative Sergeant and as a Patrol Sergeant. In 2019 he was promoted to the rank of Captain and assumed the duties of coordinating the division’s Patrol Services.
Among his accomplishments, Gary has overseen the rebuild of the Xenia Greene Central Communications Center, installation and operation of City Hall’s access control and camera system, the division’s change to the new state-wide MARCS radio system, and the creation of the division’s Special Technology Unit which oversees XPD’s UAVs (drones) and other technology based equipment. Unfortunately, he also holds the distinction of being the first one to crash one of the division’s UAVs. One of Gary’s greatest achievements was the design and implementation of a county-wide computer network. This network set the stage for his team to install and implement the New World Systems software, which permitted sharing of dispatch and records information among most of the public safety entities in Greene County.
Gary has received numerous awards and commendations, including two Silver Shield awards, two Meritorious Service awards, two Leadership awards, the “Casey Elliot Xenia’s Finest” award and the “Miami Valley Officer of the Year” award. In 2016 Gary became the second person from XPD to complete The Ohio State University’s Public Safety Leadership Academy.
Chris StutesCaptainPhone: 937-376-7211
Captain Chris Stutes supervises the Administrative Services Section. 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.
He graduated from Cedarville University in 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. In addition, he graduated from the FBI National Academy, Class #278 in December of 2019 and is currently working on his Master’s degree in Justice Administration from Tiffin University. 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 travelling.