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Deputy Chief McDaniel is a twenty-eight year veteran of the Lancaster Police Department. He is a native of Lancaster and graduated from Lancaster High School.
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.