Police Chief Resignation: On June 10, 2024, the Ross Township Board of Trustees received the resignation of Police Chief Burton Roberts.  His decision comes after much reflection and personal consideration.  His letter states that it has been his honor to have served Ross Township since September 2019.  His intentions are to relocate to Arizona after a stellar career of 32 years in law enforcement.  It is with regret for our township and best wishes for Chief Roberts that the Board of Trustees has accepted his letter of resignation to be effective July 5, 2024.  As with the recent appointment of our Fire Chief, the Ross Township Board of Trustees will begin an exhaustive search for our next Police Chief.  We will ensure that he or she will fulfill all of the needs that our fine township deserves.  We are proud of our department and each of the officers that have chosen to establish their careers here and we will work tirelessly to hire a Police Chief that meets all of the qualifications necessary to continue to lead the Police Department in the direction that Chief Roberts has for the past almost 5 years.  We are thankful for the fine staff of officers that Chief Roberts has assembled during his tenure as the department prepares for the next chapter to provide for the safety of all Ross residents.

Part-time Police Dept. Administrative Assistant Needed – POSITION FILLED


Ross Township Police Department Administrative Assistant



This position assists the Police Chief and officers with clerical duties and administrative support. Computer skills using Microsoft Office products are necessary to prepare police briefs and crime statistic reports required by the Ohio Attorney General Office. The position maintains a high degree of independence, initiative, and interaction with all factions of Ross Township. Duties of the position are performed under the general direction of the Police Chief. The position is part­ time and classified as hourly/non-exempt and shift work is required, and weekend and overtime work are not required.

Pay Rate: $16.00 Hr.




·         Answering the phone, dispatching officers. 

·         Taking residents reports. Maintain a record of incident and accidents reports. Upload accident reports to Carfax on a daily basis.

·         Reply to Freedom of Information requests from residents, lawyers, insurance companies and reporting agencies.

·         Accepting court subpoenas from outside jurisdictions and assuring that off duty officers are notified of court dates and times.

·         Maintaining and updating the Ross Township Police Facebook Page.

·         Assist in organizing community outreach programs and other police programs.

·         Taking photographs at township events.

·         Occasionally use township vehicles to deliver and pick up material and correspondence from other agencies. Deliver and pickup vehicles in need of service from dealers and repair shops.

·         Computer skills using Sundance/OHLEG Reporting Systems, Microsoft Word and Excel to prepare monthly police briefs and to tabulate crime statistic reports required by the Ohio Attorney General Office.

·         Position maintains a high degree of independence, initiative, and interaction with all factions of Ross Township.



Must be at least 21 years old, have a high school diploma or GED. Must be competent to carry out oral and written instructions; write and speak effectively; possess good general intelligence and emotional stability; show a willingness to cooperate with township officials and other police officers and a willingness to learn and increase skills to accomplish new assignments. Must possess and retain a valid operator’s license and be insurable through Ross Township’s insurance carrier.