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Police Staff

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Chief Roy Mosley III has served with the Brimfield Police Department since 2015.  Prior to serving with Brimfield, Chief Mosley served with the City of Streetsboro Police Department for 22 years, where he served as a Patrol Officer, Sergeant, and Lieutenant, and spent his last 4 years there as Chief of Police. He is a graduate of the University of Akron with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science/Criminal Justice, and is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College (PELC) Program and the Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE) Program through the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Foundation.  Chief Mosley is also a 2005 graduate of the FBI National Academy Program, Session #222.

Chief Mosley has served on the Education Committee at the state level for the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police since 2008, and is a member of the CLEE Executive Board for the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police as well.

 

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Capt. Christopher Adkins has served with the Brimfield Police Department since 2001. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Information Systems Management from Liberty University, and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Youngstown State University.

Capt. Adkins is currently the Operations Captain.   Capt. Adkins previously served as the senior Evidence Technician and Property Room supervisor. He has over 300 hours of training in evidence collection and processing through the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy. Capt. Adkins was also formerly A K-9 handler, where he and his partner, K9 Joker, held state and national certification through the North American Police Work Dog Association.  K9 Joker retired in September of 2013.  Captain Adkins is a state certified K9 trainer and K9 evaluator.  Capt Adkins is a graduate of the Law Enforcement Foundation’s Supervisor Training and Education Program (STEP), Class VII, and the Police Executive Leadership College (PELC), Class 61.  Capt. Adkins has attended numerous N.A.P.W.D.A. K-9 workshops and is also a prior recipient of the Brimfield Police Department Medal of Valor and the Meritorious Service Award.  He also completed Portage County’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training in 2016.

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Sgt. McCarty was a member of the United States Army for 9 years as a Patient Administration Specialist within a Combat Support Hospital where he obtained the rank of Sergeant.  During his military career he was awarded with the Army Commendation Medal (3 times), Army Achievement Medal (3 times), National Defense Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon. While in the Army he also attended college courses with Central Texas University and Maryland University where he studied Ethics in Criminal Justice and Police Systems and Practices.

He has been with the Brimfield Police Department since 2005.  As an officer, he has been trained through Portage County Crisis Intervention Training (CIT), and a Terrorism Information Liaison Officer (ILO) with Homeland Security.  Sgt. McCarty has been a multi-year award winner of  the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) award for the apprehension of OVI offenders.  The department has awarded him as Officer of the Year in 2006, 2009 and 2015.  Sgt. McCarty also serves as a Field Training Officer.  He is a 2009 graduate of the Supervisor Training and Education Program (STEP) and a 2011 graduate of the Police Executive Leadership Program (PELC).

 

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Sergeant David Knarr has served with the Brimfield Police  Department since 2001, and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2005. He is presently our afternoon shift supervisor.  He graduated locally from Rootstown High School and attended Northwestern University graduating with an Associate Degree. Sergeant Knarr is a graduate of the Supervisors Training and Education Program (STEP) and the Police Executive Leadership College (PELC) Program.  He is currently an Instructor in multiple areas including:  Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Taser, ASP Baton, Tactical Handcuffing, and has served as an Instructor at area police academies.

Sgt. Knarr is one of two K9 handlers for Brimfield PD, and is currently the supervisor of the unit. He has been handling K9s for several years and is presently on his second dog, K9 Havoc. Sergeant Knarr is also a State K9 Evaluator. While serving the Brimfield Police Department, he has received numerous Letters of Commendation. He has been awarded BPD Officer of the Year in 2005, and has received the Police Medal of Honor.  He has also completed Portage County’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training.

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Officer Steve Gyoker is local Field High School graduate. He attended the police academy in Garrettsville, Ohio and became a Reserve Officer in 1988 when the Brimfield Police Department was first formed.  He then transitioned to Part-Time Officer, and then became Full-Time in 2001.  Officer Gyoker is a recipient of the department’s Felony Arrest Award in 2013, the department’s Medal of Valor Award in 2013, and the Drug Enforcement Award in 2013. Officer Gyoker is also a Taser Instructor, certified Field Training Officer (FTO), and has completed Crisis Intervention Training (CIT).  Officer Gyoker is currently assigned to investigations for BPD.

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Officer Pettit attended the University of Akron Police Academy in 2005-2006.  He was sworn in as a Reserve Police Officer in January of 2007 and became a full time member of Brimfield PD in November of 2007.  Officer Pettit has attended training at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy for traffic crash investigation.  Officer Pettit has also worked previously as a representative for the Brimfield Police Department with the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force in Cuyahoga County.  He received the BPD Officer of Year Award in 2011, and is certified through Portage County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training.  Officer Pettit is presently assigned to the midnight shift.

 

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Officer Brett Dinkelman has served with the Brimfield Police Department since 2011. Prior to coming on board with BPD, Officer Dinkelman served in the United States Marine Corps from 2000-2008, where he served as a Team Leader.  Officer Dinkelman attended the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy at Kent State University in 2010.  During his tenure with BPD, Officer Dinkelman has been the face of our department in our school system, presently serving as a School Resource Officer (SRO), which he started in December of 2012.  Officer Dinkelman completed D.A.R.E. Instructor training in 2016 and will teach this program in our local schools beginning in 2017.