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. As of 2022, Chief Livengood is CIT Certified.
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 Jonathan M. Roberts
Phone Extension - 102
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, Terrorism Liason Officer, Taser Instructor, and is a certified School Resource Officer. He was also awarded the Master Criminal Investigator Cerfication through OPOTA, in November of 2021.
Officer James "Jim" Snivley - School Resource Officer
Officer James "Jim" Snivley joined the Pioneer Police Department on April 12th, 2021, as the School Resource Officer.
Prior to joining the Pioneer Police Department, Officer Snivley proudly served with the Bryan Police Department retiring as a sergeant after 26 1/2 years. Jim was the first K9 handler for the City of Bryan, served as FTO and also worked on the MAN-Unit while at Bryan PD and was the Reserve Police Officer Coordinator.
Jim was selected by Sheriff Kevin Beck to be Chief Deputy of the Williams County Sheriff's Office for two terms. Jim directed all day to day road patrol and administrative operations of the entire office under the direction of the sheriff.
Jim served with the Northwest State Community College Police Department as patrolman for almost 4 years after his second retirement from the Williams County Sheriff's Office.
Officer Snivley brings with him over 45 years of Law Enforcment experience, training and knowledge to the Pioneer Police Department. Officer Snivley is a certified School Resource Officer (SRO) in Ohio through OPOTA's SRO program.
Officer Snivley became a certified Police Officer in 1976 after graduating from Fulton County Basic Police School.
Officer Randy Mills
Phone Extension - 105
Officer Randy Mills joined the Pioneer Police Department in April of 2022. Randy joined the United States Army in 2002. He was assigned to the Military Police Corps. While in the military he has served in numerous roles within the Military Police Corps. Randy has multiple deployments in both combat and non-combat areas. Officer Mills is a combat Purple Heart Recipient.
Randy served 15 years on Active duty with the United States Army. Randy is currently in the Army Reserves. Randy has worked for Hobbs, New Mexico Police Department and the Montpelier Police Department over the course of his career.
Randy has an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Hocking College. As of 2023, Officer Mills is our new K9 handler with his K9 partner Vader and he will be instrumental in creating this new division within our agency. Officer Mills is also CIT Certified.
Officer Jacob Spiess
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Jacob graduated from Bryan High School in 2018. In 2020, Jacob obtained his Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Owens Community College, Toledo. After getting his degree, Jacob went to the basic police academy at Northwest State Community College and graduated in the Spring of 2022. While at the police academy, Jacob was one of three cadets to have perfect attendance.
Jacob began his law enforcement career at the West Unity Police Department before joining the Pioneer Police Department, in January of 2023.
Sergeant Scott Pollick
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 currently serves full-time with the Ohio Lottery Commission in Columbus, 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 currently serves as our Public Information Officer (PIO) and handles all public relations/ social media information for our agency.
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 30 years of Law Enforcement Experience.
He became a certified Police Officer in 1991 after graduating from North Central Technical College.
Officer Justin Smith
Officer Smith joined the Pioneer Police Department in March of 2023 as a Part-Time Officer.
Officer Smith graduated from Fairview Schools in 2017 and completed the Basic Police Officer Training Academy at Northwest State Community College in 2022.
Prior to joining the Pioneer Police Department, Officer Smith began his career at the Defiance County Sheriff's Office.
Officer Jason Randall
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
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.