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Police Department - Chief's Office & Police Contacts

9577 Beckett Road, Suite 500

West Chester, OH 45069

non-emergency p: 513-777-2231

The West Chester Police Department is led by Police Chief Erik Niehaus. The department is organized into three distinct bureaus, each with specific responsibilities designed to serve the community efficiently:  the Support Bureau, Patrol Bureau and Administration Bureau.

Chief Niehaus encourages residents and businesses of West Chester to contact the Police Department with questions related to law enforcement in our community.

West Chester Police Department is located at 9577 Beckett Road in West Chester at the West Chester Services Center.


NON-EMERGENCY POLICE - (513) 777-2231


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Erik Niehaus, Chief of Police - (513) 759-7250

Lieutenant Colonel David W. Kelly, Assistant Chief of Police - (513) 759-7250

(Please note: Any district commander can provide assistance with all districts)

District 1 Commander -  (513) 759-3971

District 2 Commander - Lieutenant Matt Beiser - (513) 759-3972

District 3 Commander - Lieutenant David S. Tivin - (513) 759-3973

Support Bureau Commander - Captain Brain Rebholz - (513) 759-7255

Patrol Bureau Commander - Captain Joel M. Herzog - (513) 759-7252

Criminal Investigation Section - Lieutenant Joe Gutman - (513) 759-7276

Traffic Safety and Community Affairs - Lieutenant Barry Walker - (513) 759-7259


West Chester Police Tipline: (513) 759-7272

The West Chester Police Department recognizes the need for citizens of West Chester to report their observations about suspicious or unusual behavior of individuals in our community. If you have witnessed a crime, or have knowledge of a crime, please call the West Chester Police Tipline: (513) 759-7272.

Your call is important to us! Our tipline is monitored 24 hours a day, and will be answered either by a detective or by police personnel who will take your information, or put you in touch with an investigator, depending upon the nature and urgency of the call. Callers are encouraged to leave as much detailed information as possible, including, names, addresses, vehicle license plates, descriptions of vehicles, and description of the suspicious activities. All information is confidential and will be used to develop new cases or confirm cases already being investigated. Callers are also encouraged to leave information about any narcotic activities, or any other public safety concerns. Tipline callers may remain anonymous.