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Chief Rob Boehme started his career in law enforcement when he was hired into the Sylvania Township Police Department in August 1981. Chief Boehme was primarily assigned to road patrol until his promotion to sergeant in 1986. He served a number of years supervising numerous shifts within the road patrol. In January 1998, he was chosen to assume a supervisory, administrative position within the department intended to manage the operations of the department and to coordinate those operations with an outside consultant during a time of great change within the department. In February 1998, Chief Boehme was promoted to Captain, in January 2007, he was promoted to Deputy Chief, and in April 2011, he was promoted to Chief of Police.
Chief Boehme earned a Bachelors degree from the University of Toledo and his Ohio Peace Officers Training certificate from Owens Technical College. He has continued his professional education throughout his career and has graduated from Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command, in March 2007.
Chief Boehme grew up in the Sylvania community and graduated from Sylvania High School in 1974. Those years, coupled with over 30 years serving this community as a police officer, have provided him the opportunity to personally get to know many of the leaders and citizens within the community. He greatly values public service and is extremely proud of the department’s positive, professional reputation. He looks forward to continuing efforts toward improving the quality of life in Sylvania Township and aligning the departments’ services to fit the needs of the community.
Chief Boehme’s greatest pride and joy is reserved for his two teenage children, a son and daughter, for their character and accomplishments.
Jim was born and raised in northwest Ohio (Clyde). He attended Hocking College in Southeastern Ohio and earned an Associate Degree. Before starting his employment with Sylvania Township in 1996 he worked at 3 other police departments.
During his time of employment with Sylvania Township he has served as a patrol officer and detective before being promoted to Deputy Chief. He is married and has two children. When he isn’t working he enjoys snow skiing, scuba diving, hiking and sports, especially hockey and baseball.
Deputy Chief Ray Carroll was sworn in as the Deputy Chief on July 18, 2011 with over 35 years of extensive professional experience. He will be responsible for the overall operations and activities of Patrol, Detective Bureau, and Community Affairs. The Deputy Chief is under the general direction of the Chief of Police.
Prior to being named Deputy Chief, he served as a Captain with the Toledo Police Department. He was hired as a Patrol Officer in 1977, promoted to Sergeant in 1981, Lieutenant in 1984, and then to Captain in 1988. He served as commander in all three of Toledo Police Department’s district stations and spent three years as Commander of the Communications Bureau. He spent 15 years intermittently running the Detective Bureau. Deputy Chief Carroll has a Bachelor of Arts degree from John Carroll University and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Toledo.
Deputy Chief Carroll is a resident of Sylvania Township, teaches part-time at the University of Toledo and is involved in volunteer work, including Hospice of Northwest Ohio. He was born and raised in New Jersey and the oldest of seven children. Deputy Chief Carroll has three grown sons and five grandchildren.
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