The Deputy Chief is responsible for coordinating the various bureaus within the Division to achieve unity of purpose. The administrative nature of the duties requires the application of advanced knowledge and skills to the analysis of police problems, to provide for a wide variety of law enforcement activities. Some of these duties include supervision of police command staff, inspection and analysis of division assets and procedures, budgeting, and community outreach. The Deputy Chief is also the point of contact for the division in requests, particularly by media representatives, for public information, as well as dissemination of information vital to public interests.
Deputy Chief Justin D. White started his career at the Police Division on August 13, 2001. Prior to his promotion to Deputy Chief in November of 2015, he served as a sergeant for 3 years, detective for 5 years, and patrol officer for 6 years. Throughout his career at the Division, Deputy Chief White has served in various capacities such as: Field Training Officer, Bike Patrol Officer, Hostage/Crisis Negotiator, Narcotics Detective, General Detective and Patrol Sergeant.
Deputy Chief White holds a Bachelor and Master of Criminal Justice Degree from Tiffin University. He is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College (PELC 65), The Ohio State University, John Glenn College of Public Affairs Public Safety Leadership Academy (PLSA III) and the Ohio Certified Law Enforcement Executive training program (CLEE XX).
Deputy Chief White has also worked as an adjunct professor in the School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences for Tiffin University.