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Westerville’s new police chief is an adjunct and graduate

Update | Monday, September 30, 2019

photo of Chief ChandlerWhen Westerville City Council confirmed a new Chief of Police last month, the appointment went to a Columbus State adjunct professor and former graduate, Charles Chandler. As the city’s top cop, he will oversee 76 sworn officers and other staff members who make up the Division of Police. 

Chandler is currently an adjunct professor in the Police Academy where he was once a student himself. He is also a member of the College’s Criminal Justice Advisory Council.

Chandler earned an Associate of Applied Science, Law Enforcement, from Columbus State in 1994. He later received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University.

“It is the highlight of my professional career to serve Westerville in this role,” said Chandler. “I am focused on the idea of ‘community first,’ and I will carry that forward in meeting the high expectations Westerville has of its Division of Police and its Chief.”

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