Command Staff

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    Chris Stutes

    Chief of Police

    Chief Chris Stutes began his career in law enforcement with the Xenia Police Division in March 1996 where he served as a patrol officer for 12 years. As a patrol officer, he performed specialized assignments such as Field Training Officer, Bike Patrol, OLC representative, and was a member of the Crash Response Team and Crisis Negotiations Team. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in March 2008. As a Sergeant, he worked primarily as a midnight shift supervisor. He also performed specialized assignments of Traffic Sergeant, Commander of the Crisis Negotiations Team, and Leader of the Crash Response Team. In January 2017, Chief Stutes was promoted to Captain and took over the Administrative Services Section.  In June 2022, Chris was appointed as Chief of Police.

    Chief Stutes graduated from Cedarville University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology. In 2015, Chief Stutes completed The Ohio State University, John Glenn School of Public Affairs, Public Safety Leadership Academy. In addition, he graduated from the FBI National Academy, Class #278 in December 2019.  In December 2022, Chief Stutes graduated from Tiffin University with a Master of Science in Justice Administration.  Chief Stutes received the Meritorious Service Award in 1999; the Leadership Award in 2006, 2012, and 2014; the Distinguished Service Award in 2005; and the Casey Elliott Memorial “City’s Finest” Award in 2005.  Chris is married to his wife Jessica; together, they have two children and two grandchildren.  Chief Stutes and his wife enjoy riding their Harleys and travelling.


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    Jeffrey Osburn

    Major of Support Services

    Major Jeff Osburn was employed by the City of Xenia as a patrol officer in June 1997. Jeff was assigned to the Greene County A.C.E. Task Force from April 2002 to January 2006. From there, he was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Section until being promoted to the rank of Sergeant in August 2014.  In June 2022, Jeff was promoted to the rank of Major of Support Services.  

    Throughout Jeff’s career, he has been awarded numerous awards and commendations. To name a select few: Patrol Silver Shield Awards, Greene County Domestic Violence Consortium Law Enforcement Award, Casey Elliott Memorial “City's Finest” Award, Children Services Law Enforcement Advocate of the Year, Meritorious Awards, Leadership Awards, and the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office Det. David Eckert Memorial Award as well as numerous commendations for criminal cases and specific crisis situations.    


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    Lon Etchison

    Major of Operations Unit

    Sgt. Lon Etchison began his law enforcement career in 1995 as a Deputy Sheriff with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.  Lon was hired by the Xenia Police Division in 1999.  Lon was a Patrol Officer for 8 years and performed specialized assignments as an evidence technician, field training officer, firearms instructor and as a member of the Greene County SWAT Team.  In 2007 Lon was assigned to the Greene County ACE Task Force as a Detective.  Lon also served as a Detective in the Xenia Police Division Criminal Investigations Section before being promoted to Patrol Sergeant in 2016.  In 2022, the Police Division restructured and Lon took over the Criminal Investigations Section as the Detective Sergeant.
     
     Throughout his career Lon has received several awards and commendations including the Casey Elliott "City's Finest" Award, a Leadership Award and two Meritorious Service Awards.

    Lon graduated from Cedarville University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.  Lon also teaches at the Greene County Career Center’s Criminal Justice Academy.