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Posted on: June 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City Hires Chief of Police

Michael Gabrielson

Michael J. Gabrielson, current Assistant Chief of Police with the Kettering Police Department, has been chosen as the Loveland Police Department’s new Chief of Police.

Gabrielson will begin his employment with the city Aug. 1. Sue Madsen, who has served as the city’s Safety Director since April when former chief Sean Rahe retired, will assist with Gabrielson’s onboarding. 

“My family and I have been blessed throughout my law enforcement career and we absolutely see Loveland in that same light. It is an honor to be selected as chief and become part of an exceptional and successful agency. I am eager to join a flourishing community with outstanding schools, beautiful parks, and a thriving business district — all serviced by an incredible city with hardworking and dedicated employees,” said Gabrielson.

Gabrielson brings more than 28 years of experience as a certified peace officer in the State of Ohio and more than 20 years as a law enforcement instructor to his new role. He has served the citizens of Kettering since 1993, where he began as a patrolman. His responsibilities as the Assistant Chief at Kettering included leading one of two major divisions of the department with special focus on patrol operations, administrative support, community relations, and criminal investigations.

As for education, Gabrielson holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Tiffin University and has pursued ongoing education through the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety. 

“We are very excited to have Mr. Gabrielson join the Loveland Police Department,” stated Loveland City Manager David Kennedy. “After an extensive interview process, he is the right candidate to lead the department. He has a robust background in building internal and external relationships, and I believe he will be a strong asset to the Loveland community and to our police officers’ development. Thank you to all who assisted in the candidate interview process.”

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