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Colonel Richard Fambro

Colonel Richard S. Fambro

Colonel Richard S. Fambro, became the Ohio State Highway Patrol's 19th Superintendent on March 16, 2019. He began his career with the Patrol in August 1989 as a cadet dispatcher assigned to the Lancaster Post.

He trained with the 119th Academy Class and received his commission in June 1990. Upon graduation, he was assigned to the Dayton Post. In 1994, he was selected as Post Trooper of the Year. In 1997, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and transferred to the Springfield Post to serve as an assistant post commander. In 2000, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and transferred to the Lancaster Post to serve as post commander. In 2003, he was selected to serve as the Patrol's spokesperson in the Public Affairs Unit.

In 2004, he was promoted to the rank of staff lieutenant and transferred to the Office of Logistics and Security Services. As a staff lieutenant, he also served at the Columbus District Headquarters as an assistant district commander. In 2010, he was promoted to the rank of captain and transferred to the Office of Investigative Services. As a captain, he also served in the Office of Special Operations and in the Office of Criminal Investigations. In 2014, he was promoted to the rank of major and transferred to the Office of Planning and Finance. As a major, he also served in the Office of Personnel. In 2018, he was promoted to the second-highest rank of lieutenant colonel and served as an assistant superintendent.

Colonel Fambro completed advance leadership training at Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command and attended the U.S. Army War College. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Ohio Dominican University in 2004 and a Master of Science in Management degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in May of 2019.


Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Teaford

Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Teaford

The assistant superintendent oversees the Patrol's Office of Field Operations, Office of Criminal Investigations, Office of Security and Communications, and Public Affairs Unit. Lieutenant Colonel Teaford was promoted to the position on April 21, 2014.


Lieutenant Colonel Marla Gaskill

Lieutenant Colonel Marla Gaskill

The assistant superintendent oversees the Patrol's Office of Planning, Research and Development, Office of Personnel, Office of Training, Recruitment and Diversity, and Office of Finance and Logistics. Lieutenant Colonel Gaskill was promoted to the position on March 18, 2019.


Major Joshua Swindell

Major Joshua Swindell

Major Swindell commands the Office of Field Operations, which has authority over all Patrol posts statewide. His supervision also includes the Aviation Section, Crash Reconstruction, Licensing and Commercial Standards, and the Special Response Team. Major Swindell was promoted to the position on January 17, 2017.


Major Gary Allen

Major Gary Allen

Major Allen commands the Office of Criminal Investigations, which has authority over Criminal Patrol, Investigative Services, the OSHP Crime Lab, the Ohio Investigative Unit, Polygraph, and Computer Crimes. Major Allen was promoted to the position on March 28, 2019.


Major Robin Schmutz

Major Robin Schmutz

Major Schmutz commands the Office of Security and Communications, which as authority over Legislative Affairs, Security Services, Capitol Operations, Computer Operations/LEADS, the HUB, the Expo Center and CICC/Dispatchers. Major Schmutz was promoted to the position on March 28, 2019.


Major Chad Neal

Major Chad Neal

Major Neal commands the Office of Planning, Research and Development, which has authority over OTSO, Administrative Audits, Risk Assessment and Management, CALEA/Policy, Statistical Analysis, Central Records, Photo Lab, Event Planning, Crash/FARS, and Auxiliary. Major Neal was promoted to this position on January 7, 2020.


Major Shawn Davis

Major Shawn Davis

Major Davis commands the Office of Finance and Logistics, which has authority over Fiscal Services and Fleet/Logistics. Major Davis transferred to the position on March 28, 2018.


Major Charles Linek

Major Charles Linek

Major Linek commands the Office of Personnel, which has authority over the Administrative Investigations Unit, Professional Standards Section, Testing and Assessment Services and Staffing Services. Major Linek was promoted to the position on September 4, 2019.


Major Charles Jones

Major Charles Jones

Major Jones commands the Office of Training, Recruitment and Diversity, which has authority over Training, Recruitment and Diversity. Major Jones was promoted to this position on March 28, 2019.


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Ohio State Highway Patrol
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223

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PO Box 182074
Columbus, Ohio 43218-2074

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