News & Current Events

Betz Named New Trustee

February 10, 2017

Ken Betz was appointed Butler Township Trustee on January 23, 2017, to fill the vacant position created by the resignation of Trustee Nick Brusky. Ken has served on the Butler Township Budget Commission since its inception in June 2016.

Ken has been the director of the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office and the Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory for more than 40 years. He serves on various committees including the Montgomery County Criminal Justice Council, Montgomery County Child Death Review Committee, Montgomery County Domestic Violence Death Review and Montgomery County Technical Advisory Committee (Office of Emergency Management). He also serves as the current board chairman for Lions Eye Bank of West Central Ohio.

Ken holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Dayton and a Master of Science from Xavier University. A graduate of the FBI National Academy, he has lectured on forensic issues in China and the Soviet Union. He has served as an adjunct professor at Sinclair College and has lectured to law enforcement agencies throughout Ohio.

Ken and his wife, Chris, have been residents of Butler Township for more than 40 years. Chris recently retired from the Tipp City School District after teaching for more than three decades. They have two children and two grandchildren.

Ken’s term of office expires December 31, 2017.

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Township Hires New Police Officers

In January, Chief John Porter swore in two new full-time officers.

Officer John Rieder comes to the township with 20 years of police experience, having served as a detective, sergeant and evidence technician. He was a park ranger for the Five Rivers MetroParks and an officer with the Germantown Police Department as well as Butler Township.

Officer Troy Dexter, who has worked for the Clayton and Trotwood police departments, brings over 17 years of law enforcement experience to his new position. He has served as a detective, crash investigator and a special drug investigator.

“Without the community’s support of the police levy last November, we would not have been able to hire these two highly trained and experienced officers,” said Chief John Porter. “They bring outstanding credentials and expertise to our department.”

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Natural Disaster Awareness for Senior Caregivers

December 22, 2016

Do you or someone you know provide care for a senior citizen? If so, please see the attached flyer for information about a Natural Disaster Awareness for Senior Caregivers. This class is hosted by the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management on March 24, 2017. Registration can be done online at https://ndptc.hawaii.edu/training/delivery/1826/

Click here for the Natural Disaster Awareness Flyer

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Thank you for your support!

November 8, 2016

The Police Department would like to thank voters for passing the police levy last November. The support you have shown is greatly appreciated!

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K-9 A Hero!

September 12, 2016

 

 

 Zorro’s special talents made a critical difference in a September 2015 incident. Officers were called to a traffic crash, but before they arrived, an intoxicated person ran from the scene on foot. The K-9 was able to track the person to a wooded area, where he was found unconscious. Officers removed him, and he received medical treatment.

Zorro’s handler, Officer Harlow, said she does not believe they would have located the person without the K-9, because of the dense wooded area in which he was hidden.

 

 

 

 

On Wednesday, June 10th, Zorro the newest member of the police department was sworn in at the Township Trustees Meeting.  Dr. Jason Thorn from the Dixie Veterinary Clinic presented Police Chief Cresie with a check for $1000 to buy a bullet and stab resistant vest for Zorro.  Dr. Thorn and his staff has been wonderful supporters of the police department and the canine program, and he raised the money for the vest through donations from the community.  We are very appreciative of all the support for Zorro and the police department.

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