Chief of Police - Timothy N. Livengood

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Chief Tim Livengood joined the Pioneer Police Department in 2004 as a part time officer. He returned to Pioneer in March of 2008 and was named as Pioneer’s Chief of Police in March 2009.

Chief Livengood is a long time resident of Williams County. He graduated from Bryan High School in 1987 and joined the United States Army. He was assigned to the Military Police Corps and served as a Corrections Specialist, Military Police Investigator and a certified traffic crash investigator through Northwestern University Traffic Institute.

Chief Livengood served in the United States Army and Army Reserve for over 16 years and was honorably discharged. Chief Tim Livengood has worked for Montpelier Police Department, Stryker Police Department and Edon Police Departments over the course of his career.

Chief Livengood has an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Owens Community College, where he graduated with Honors and has been a certified police officer since 1997. Chief Livengood obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Toledo in December of 2017.

Lieutenant / SRO Jonathan M. Roberts

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Lieutenant Jonathan Roberts joined the Pioneer Police Department as an Auxiliary Officer in June of 2009, was promoted to a part-time officer in January 2010, full-time on March 19th, 2012, and promoted to Sergeant on January 13th, 2014. 

He has previously served with the Cedar Point Police Department, the McComb Police Department, the Milan Police Department, and the Stryker Police Department. Lieutenant Roberts has an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Owens Community College and obtained his police certification from the Sandusky Police Academy in 2002. 

On May 8th, 2017, Jonathan was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Lieutenant Roberts is currently the Evidence and Property Room Manager,  Field Training Officer, as well as a Terrorism Liason Officer. He is also currently working towards his Master Investigator Cerfication through OPOTA.


Beginning in August of 2019, Lieutenant Roberts began his new role as School Resource Officer for the North Central Local School District. 

Officer Parker Phillips

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Officer Phillips joined Pioneer Police Department in June 2018 after obtaining his Ohio Peace Officer Training certificate from Owens Community College Police Academy in April. 


He attended the University of Toledo for two years before going to the police academy.  He plans on returning to the University of Toledo to earn his Bachelor’s degree.  

Officer Phillips is also a Certified School Resource Officer and recently became an OPOTA Certified Firearms Instructor.


Officer - Full Time

Bio coming soon.

Officer - Full Time

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Sergeant Edward "Butch" Wilhite

Sergeant Wilhite joined the Pioneer Police Department in 2008 as an Auxillary Officer.  In November of 2010 he was promoted to a Part-time Officer. Sergeant Whilhite was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in July of 2016.

Sergeant Wilhite brings with him over 25 years of Law Enforcement Experience.

He became a certified Police Officer in 1991 after graduating 
from North Central Technical College. 

Officer James Walters

Bio coming soon.

Sergeant Scott Pollick - Retired

Retired Sergeant Scott Pollick joined the Pioneer Police Department as an Auxillary Officer in September of 2009, and was promoted to a part-time officer in January 2010.  Sergeant Pollick was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in July of 2016. 

A veteran of the United States Air Force, he earned his police certification in 1995 and has proudly served with the Williams County Sheriff's Office, the Stryker Police Department, the Montpelier Police Department, the West Unity Police Department, and for The Supreme Court of Ohio. 

He is also trainined and certified in CPI Training (Non-violent Crisis Intervention) for persons with disabilities and autism. He was a certified APCO 911 Telecommunications Officer and a 911 Telecommunications Certified Trainer for 7 years.

Sgt. Pollick Retired from law enforcement July 15, 2020 after 27 years of public service. Sgt. Pollick still maintains his certification and firearms training with PPD.

Officer Terry Bartel - Retired

Retired Officer Bartel joined the Pioneer Police Department in 2007 and retired from active duty in 2011.  Prior to joining the Pioneer Police Department, Retired Officer Bartel served with the Genoa, Ohio Police Department, Elmore, Ohio Police Department, Clay Township, Ohio Police Department, and an Auxiliary Deputy for Ottawa County Sheriff's Office. 

In total, Ret. Ofc. Bartel served with those agencies for over 37 years.  Ret. Ofc. Bartel obtained his peace officer certificate from Terra Technical College, Fremont, Ohio, in 1973.


While retired from active duty, Retired Officer Bartel still represents the Pioneer Police Department at several special events such as "Cops with Kids," Village festivals, and other random special events.