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Paul Long joined the Sylvania Township Police Department as Chief on March 19, 2018. He has been a resident of the Sylvania community for the last 31 years and is excited to begin working with the men and women of the Department. He and his wife Lori raised two boys in Sylvania and know how great it is to be part of this wonderful community.
Chief Long has a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Toledo. Prior to joining the Sylvania Township Police Department, he served for almost 33 years with the Toledo Police Department retiring at the rank of Captain. His appointment as Chief opened the next chapter in his law enforcement career.
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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