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. ... Read more
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 he will complete his studies to obtain a Master of Science in Management degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in May of 2019.
The assistant superintendent oversees the Patrol's Office of Field Operations, Office of Criminal Investigations and Public Affairs Unit. Lieutenant Colonel Teaford was promoted to the position on April 21, 2014.
The assistant superintendent oversees the Patrol's Office of Planning and Finance, Office of Personnel and Office of Logistics and Security Services. Lieutenant Colonel Gaskill was promoted to the position on March 18, 2019.
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 Smith commands the Office of Criminal Investigations, which has authority over Criminal Patrol, Investigative Services, the OSHP Crime Lab and the Ohio Investigative Unit. Major Smith was promoted to the position on April 5, 2017.
Major Davis commands the Office of Logistics and Security Services, which has authority over Security Services, Government Affairs, Logistics, Equipment, Information Technology/LEADS, OSHP Hub, and Technology and Communication Services. Major Davis was promoted to the position on March 22, 2013.
Major Church commands the Office of Personnel, which has authority over the Administrative Investigations Unit, Employee Evaluation & Development Unit, Employee Relations Team, Staffing Services, Professional Standards Section, Recruitment, Regional Training, and Training Academy. Major Church was promoted to the position on April 29, 2018.
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Columbus, Ohio 43223
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Columbus, Ohio 43218-2074
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