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New Deputy PD Chief Named PDF E-mail

R. Hensley Sgt. ppAdministrative Sgt. Robert F. Hensley will assume the position of Deputy Police Chief on Monday, May 5.

Hensley began his career with the West Carrollton Police Department as a reserve officer in June 1992, earning a full-time position in June 1993. In June 2001, he was promoted to Road Patrol Sergeant, and then assumed the duties of the Administrative Sergeant in July 2005. In this role, Hensley has served as the property room manager, crime prevention coordinator, computer administrator and accreditation manager. 

Hensley graduated from the Police Executive Leadership College (PELC) in 2004 and from the Certified Law Enforcement Executive program in 2013.

“Sgt. Hensley has demonstrated a strong commitment to the citizens of this community as well as to the members of this department,” said Chief Doug Woodard.

Hensley has long-time ties to the city. As a high school student, he spent two summers working as a seasonal employee for the water department in 1984-1985. He graduated from West Carrollton High School in 1986. He volunteered with the West Carrollton Fire Department for four years starting in 1987. He also served as part-time dispatcher for the police department from 1992 to 1993.

Final Exit 47 Project Now Underway PDF E-mail

The pointWork began April 8 on the final phase of Exit 47 reconstruction project, which will be coordinated by the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Double Jay Construction based in Englewood is the project contractor. The $469,233 project is being funded with a $281,540 Federal Transportation Enhancement grant and $187,693 in local funding.

The work includes new landscaping along E. Dixie Drive from the I-75 northbound ramps to the area of ‘The Point’ where E. Dixie Drive and E. Central Avenue join.

Three new stone ‘Welcome to West Carrollton’ gateway signs will be constructed at the northbound entrance and southbound exit ramps as well as at a new community gathering area that will be created at ‘The Point’ near El Meson restaurant.

City Names New Police Chief PDF E-mail

Douglas Woodard Dep Chief  ppThe city of West Carrollton has named Douglas Woodard as the new Police Chief.

Woodard, West Carrollton’s deputy chief since 2005, has served as the interim chief since October 18, 2013, when former Chief Rick Barnhart retired.

Woodard, a resident of the city since 1971, has been a member of the West Carrollton Police Department since 1988. He previously served in the Madison Township Police Department from 1985 to 1988.

"Doug was clearly number one coming out of the assessment center and the unanimous choice of the interview panel," said Brad Townsend, city manager. The city received assistance from the Ohio Association Chiefs of Police to conduct the search process. "He has definitely earned the job," Townsend said.

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