Lancaster Police Department
Chief Bailey is a thirty three year veteran of the Lancaster Police Department and has been the agency’s chief since the fall of 2007. Chief Bailey is a 1979 graduate of The Ohio State University and has received additional training from Hocking College,
The Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and others. Chief Bailey began his law enforcement career in Franklin County and also served for four years as the assistant director of safety and security for Columbus Children’s Hospital. The chief serves on numerous community organization boards including the Lancaster Chorale board, FMC Advisory board, Prevention Works Coalition, the Family Support and Visitation board, and the Child Advocacy Center board and the Martens Trust Board. Chief Bailey was recently appointed to The Ohio LEADS Steering Committee by the Ohio director of public safety. He is also a member and past president of the Lancaster Rotary Club. Chief Bailey and his wife Andrea reside in Lancaster and attend St. Peter’s Little Country Church.
He served in the United States Marine Corps. He attended Basic Peace Officer Training at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy, where he received his OPOTA certification. Deputy Chief McDaniel is a graduate of Class 237 of the Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command.
Deputy Chief McDaniel has worked in various assignments and positions throughout his tenure with the department. He has served as a patrol watch commander, detective bureau supervisor and he currently serves as the Deputy Chief, a position he was promoted to in 2003.
Deputy Chief McDaniel is active in the law enforcement community. He has served as president, vice president and as a trustee of Fraternal Order of Police - Forest Rose Lodge # 50. He has also served as president of the Lancaster Police Supervisors Association. As well as chairman of the Fairfield County Law Enforcement Administrators group.
He has also been an involved in the Lancaster community, coaching girls’ softball and basketball for many years. He served several years as president and tournament director for the Lancaster Girls Softball Association and is currently the organizations UIC (Umpire in Charge). He is currently a member of the Community Corrections Board and the United Way Campaign Committee.
Deputy Chief McDaniel and his wife Tracey live in Lancaster. They have been married for thirty years, and have four adult children and three grandchildren.
To provide protection and high quality police services to all.
We will continue to improve our service and lead in law enforcement by adhering to these principles:
- Teamwork and Mutual Respect
- A Sense of Urgency
- A Positive Environment for our Members
- Partnership with the Community
Civilian identification fingerprinting must now be submitted electronically and we are unable to provide this service.
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