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Village of Yellow Springs Names New Police Chief

Local police departments are taking steps toward equipping officers with body cameras.
Local police departments are taking steps toward equipping officers with body cameras.

The Yellow Springs village council has namedinterim police chiefBrian Carlson chief of the Yellow Springs Police Department. Village officials announced the decision at a council meeting earlier this week.

 

Local police departments are taking steps toward equipping officers with body cameras.
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Carlson began serving as interim chief in January, shortly after Chief Dave Hale resigned following the department’s controversial handling of the village’s New Year’s Eve festivities. Community members criticized YSPD'suse of a police cruiser to disperse the crowd minutes after midnight. They also complained about the use of stun guns at the event. 

Carlson has been involved in recent efforts to improve community policing in Yellow Springs. Department officers participated in a mandatory de-escalation-techniques training session in March.

Carlson has worked for the Yellow Springs Police Department for seven years.

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