Three veteran officers with the Xenia Police Division will assume new roles and responsibilities as the Division undergoes organizational changes. Captain Gary Johnson, Sergeant Jeff Osburn, and Detective Matthew Miller officially assumed their new positions on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at a swearing-in ceremony at Xenia Municipal Court. The Division’s organizational changes are the vision of Chief Chris Stutes. “Xenia Police Division has a history of great leadership,” Chief Stutes said. “This new organizational model will allow that tradition to continue while also making day-to-day operations more efficient.”
Captain Johnson, who marks 31 years of service this year with the Xenia Police Division, will assume the role of Major and will be in charge of Operations. Captain Johnson joined the Division in 1991, was promoted to Sergeant in 2003, and later to Captain in 2019. He has been the recipient of numerous leadership awards and commendations.
Sergeant Osburn, a 25-year veteran of the Xenia Police Division, will also take on the role of Major and will oversee Support Services. Prior to his appointment to Sergeant, Osburn was a Detective and was also part of the Agencies for Combined Enforcement (A.C.E) Drug Task Force. He has been awarded several leadership awards and commendations.
Detective Matthew Miller will mark 20 years with the Xenia Police Division this fall and will be sworn-in as a Patrol Sergeant assigned to midnight patrol. Detective Miller is known as a dependable officer who has also been awarded numerous commendations.
All three of the above-named officers have received the Division’s highest honor, which is the Casey Elliott Memorial “City’s Finest” Award. “As we move Xenia Police Division into a new era, it gives me great confidence to have these accomplished officers as part of our leadership team,” Chief Stutes said.