Botkins Police Department

Chief Wayne T. Glass Jr. Non-Emergency Phone (937) 693-4341
Fax (937) 693-6462

Emergency Only Call 911


Meet Your Officers

| Chief Wayne T. Glass | Sgt. Mark Bell | Ptl. Tom Hoying |
| Ptl. Chris Pleiman | Ptl. Lynn Bell |
| Advisor Renee Roettger  | Advisor Danielle Steinke|

Chief Wayne T. Glass Jr.

Tom Glass 

While growing up I became interested in Law Enforcement after watching my father, Wayne Sr. who served as Sergeant for the Port Jefferson Police Department.

At the age of 15, I joined the then Shelby County Rangers which was sponsored through the Shelby County Sheriff's Office under Sheriff John Lenhart.

At the age of 18, I joined the Shelby County Sheriff's Reserves and served under Sheriff Lenhart and Sheriff Mark Schemmel. In April of 1989 I was hired by Mayor Donald Doll, to replace, Virgil Hoying as night patrolman for the Botkins Police Department, after Hoying retired.

I served under Chief Eugene Drees until he retired from the Police Department in February of 1993 and still serve in that capacity to date.

I enjoy my off time in the summer with my wife and daughters, and friends riding our Yamaha Wave runners and swimming in our pool.

I enjoy working with people especially the younger youth, to improve the communication gap between youths and police.

Wayne T. Glass Jr.

Sergeant Mark Bell

Mark Bell  Sgt. Mark Bell

Patrolman Tom Hoying

Tom Hoying  I was born in Washington DC and lived in Clinton Maryland until my family moved to Anna, Ohio in 1973. On July 4, 1976 we moved to the Botkins area where my father later became a patrolman in the Village of Botkins. I graduated from Botkins High School in May 1979 and went into the Navy, that same year. While in the Navy, I served in the Submarine Force until I retired on July 30, 1999. While in the Navy I was stationed in Charleston, S.C., Norfolk, V.A., Great Lakes, I.L. and San Diego, C.A. I stayed in California until June 2000 and moved back to Ohio. I went to Owens University in Findlay, Ohio and was certified by OPODA in 2001. I was first hired by the Botkins Police Department in April 2002 and worked in Botkins until August 2002. I then worked as a Hancock County Special Deputy for the Sheriff's Office until January 2004. While working in Hancock County I was certified as a rescue and recovery diver. I then returned to Botkins and worked part time as a patrolman. I was hired as a full time patrolman on December 27, 2004 and have worked here ever since.

Patrolman Chris Pleiman

Chris Pleiman Patrolman Chris Pleiman worked as a Emergency Medical Technician for eight and a half years, for the Covington Rescue Squad.  During that time Chris developed an interest in Law Enforcement, and then graduated the Police Academy in 2003.  Chris has worked part-time for the Bradford Police Department, and in 2005 Chris joined the Botkins Police Department.  Chris resides in Covington with his wife and daughter.

Patrolwoman Lynn Bell

Patrolman Lynn Bell

Explorer Advisor Renee Roettger

Renee Roettger  Renee Roettger attended Anna High School and the continued her education at the Ohio State University.  Renee earned a Bachelors degree in broadcast Journalism and a Bachelors of Science in Criminology.  Renee has volunteered in several civic programs such as the Battered Women As Survivors.  The domestic violence shelter in Shelby County, and is currently a Victims Advocate.  Renee is a current member of the Domestic Violence Coalition, and the New Choices.  Renee has a very extensive background in public speaking and Domestic violence situations.

Explorer Advisor Danielle Steinke

Danielle Steinke  Danielle Steinke attended high school in Botkins, Ohio and then attended  Rhodes College where she earned a Associates degree in early childhood education.  Danielle is an active member with the Anna rescue squad as an Emergency Medical Technician.  Danielle enjoys playing softball and watching football.