Chief Chris 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, Chief Stutes was promoted to Captain and took over the Administrative Services Section. In June of 2022, Chris became the Chief of Police.
Chief Stutes graduated from Cedarville University in 1995 with a Bachelor
of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology. In 2015, Chief Stutes 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. Chief 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. Chief Stutes and his wife enjoy riding their Harley’s
Major Jeff Osburn was employed by the City of Xenia as a patrol officer in June 1997. Jeff was assigned to the Greene County A.C.E. Task Force from April 2002 to January 2006. From there, he was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Section until being promoted to the rank of Sergeant in August 2014. In June of 2022, Jeff was promoted to the rank of Major of Support Services.
Throughout Jeff’s career, he has been awarded numerous awards and accommodations. To name a select few: Patrol Silver Shield Awards, Greene County Domestic Violence Consortium Law Enforcement Award, Casey Elliott Memorial “Cities Finest” Award, Children Services Law Enforcement Advocate of the Year, Meritorious Awards, Leadership Awards, Greene County Prosecutor’s Office Det. David Eckert Memorial Award including numerous accommodations for criminal cases and specific crisis situations.
The Xenia Police Division’s Patrol Services are overseen by Major Gary Johnson. Major Johnson 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. Major Johnson 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. In June of 2022, he was promoted to the rank of Major of the Operations Unit.
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.