- Support Services
Major of Support Services Unit
The Major of Support Services overseas several specialized units such as Greene County Regional SWAT team, Crisis Negotiations Team and the Special Technology Unit. The Major also supervises the Detective Sergeant, Operations support Sergeant and the Professional Standard Sergeant, who all also have several areas of responsibility.
Greene County Regional SWAT Team
The Xenia Police Division and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office maintain a special response team. This team of Officers and Deputies receives advanced and detailed training in special weapons and tactics for critical incidents. The members of the SWAT Team continually train together to provide the capability for response to unusual situations, stakeouts, hostage situations, barricaded subjects, and high risk warrant service.
C.N.T. (Crisis Negotiations Team)
The C.N.T. consists of Officers specially trained in crisis negotiations. The negotiators are trained to communicate with any suspect in hostage situations. The C.N.T.’s goal is to end all situations with no loss of life or injury.
S.T.U. (Special Technology Unit)
The S.T.U. consists of Officers who are certified Federal Aviation Administration unmanned aircraft systems pilots. These pilots operate 2 different Police Division drones and can be used for situations such as: locating missing persons and security at special events.
Working under the general supervision and direction of the Police Division, Parking Enforcement manages the parking program, which includes issuing citations for handicapped parking, fire lane violations, parking meter enforcement, and all other parking violations. Parking Enforcement also supervises the volunteer program for the Xenia Police Division.
The Records Unit has the responsibility of maintaining the files and records of police activity in the area of crimes, traffic accidents, and enforcement services. They also microfilm records and provide statistics and data to the Administrative Section for the varied weekly, monthly and annual reports as required by the city, state, and federal agencies.
School Resource Officers
The School Resource Program falls under the direct supervision of the Operations Support Sergeant and is a cooperative effort between the Xenia Police Division and our local school districts. This program does not solely focus on policing, but also focuses on educating and building partnerships with the youth of our community. The Xenia Police Division currently assigns a full time School Resource Officer to both the Xenia High School and the Greene County Career Center.
The Criminal Investigation Services Section falls under the direct supervision of the Detective Sergeant. There are four detectives (one for each geographical section of the city) who have the responsibility to conduct criminal investigations of all misdemeanor and felony crimes reported in the City of Xenia. These detectives conduct interviews, collect evidence, apprehend criminals, and work closely with the prosecutor’s office to prosecute criminal offenders. In addition, there is one detective assigned to the DIVERT program and one detective who works directly with the Greene County Agencies for Combined Enforcement (ACE) to investigate and prosecute drug offenders in Greene County.
The DIVERT Program is a collaborative project among the Xenia Police Division, Greene County Domestic Violence Project, and the Greene County Children’s Services Board. DIVERT is an early intervention program designed to decrease incidences of domestic violence in the community by having a police officer/social worker team respond to domestic violence and dispute calls. Victims and families are provided with home-based crisis intervention, referrals to community resources, safety plans, and follow-up support. The DIVERT detective’s office is located at the site of the Family Violence Prevention Center.