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Command Staff

The command staff is responsible for the overall operation of the University Police. Specific duties include long term planning, budgeting and fiscal priorities, employee development and training, policy decisions, staffing issues, records maintenance, and computerized database administration.

Chief Stephen VanWinkle

Chief Stephen VanWinkle

  • Serving MUPD Since 1999
  • FBI National Academy, Class 241
  • US Secret Service: Dignitary Protection, Session 206-05
  • M.S Criminal Justice, Miami University, 2018
  • B.S. Criminal Justice, Miami University, 2014
  • A.A.S., Miami University, 2009
  • Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, 2006
  • Senior Lean Leader
Captain Jim Bechtolt

Captain Jim Bechtolt

  • Serving MUPD Since 2000
  • M.S. Criminal Justice, Miami University, 2018
  • B.S. Criminal Justice, University of Toledo, 1999
  • Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, 2015
  • U.S. Navy Veteran
  • Police Operations Commander
Captain Andy Rosenberger

Captain Andy Rosenberger

  • Serving MUPD Since 2002
  • B.S. Speech Communication, Eastern Kentucky University, 1998
  • Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, 2015
  • Senior Lean Leader
  • Director of Parking and Transportation Services

Support Staff

The support staff is responsible for a variety of routine clerical work in support of law enforcement activities that include dealing with public inquiries processing civilian fingerprints, processing lost and found property turned over to the department, processing daily/weekly service payments, preparing arrest reports for court, processing traffic crash reports, timekeeper duties, supervise student employees, submission of statistics for various local, state, and federal entities, and scheduling of department's conference rooms.

To contact support staff please call 513-529-2223 or email us at mupdrio@miamioh.edu

Administrative Assistant, Leslie Herbst

  • Serving MUPD Since 2018
  • Employed by Miami University Since 2012
  • B.S Teacher Education, Miami University, 2009
  • Ohio Notary
  • Conference Room Scheduling
Administrative Assistant, Muriel Taylor

Administrative Assistant, Muriel Taylor

  • Serving MUPD Since 2022
  • Employed by Miami University Since 1994
  • Ohio Notary
Senior Program Assistant, Braelynn Wagers

Senior Program Assistant, Braelynn Wagers

  • Serving MUPD Since 2023
  • 4 years as a Student Employee with MUPD
  • Employed by Miami University since 2019
  • B.S. Speech Pathology and Audiology, Disability Studies and General Business minors, Miami University, 2023
  • Ohio Notary

Communications Staff

The communications staff is responsible for all calls for police, fire, and medical service that are initially received and processed. Dispatchers answer both 9-1-1 calls and non-emergency calls, dispatch personnel, process information for police officers in the field, enter and retrieve information from three different computer databases, monitor teletypes and radio traffic from adjacent police agencies, monitor various alarm systems, and assist citizens who appear at the station.

The department employs two full-time dispatchers for each of the three patrol shifts:

  • First Watch (7 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • Second Watch (3 - 11 p.m.)
  • Third Watch (11 p.m. - 7 a.m.)
Emergency Dispatcher, Brian Cobb

Emergency Dispatcher, Brian Cobb

  • Serving MUPD Since 2022
  • Employed by Miami University Since 2019
Emergency Dispatcher, Jessica Fall

Emergency Dispatcher, Jessica Fall

  • Serving MUPD Since 2023
Emergency Dispatcher, Jo Hatton

Emergency Dispatcher, Jo Hatton

  • Serving MUPD Since 1998
  • Former LEADS TAC
  • Ohio Notary
  • APCO Public Safety Telecommunicator Certified
  • Certified Bereavement Counselor with Resolve Through Sharing
Emergency Dispatcher, Kim Knox

Emergency Dispatcher, Kim Knox

  • Serving MUPD Since 2006 
  • Over 24 years in law enforcement communications
  • B.S. Kinesiology and Health, Miami University
  • APCO Public Safety Telecommunicator Certified
Emergency Dispatcher, Somer Murray

Emergency Dispatcher, Somer Murray

  • Serving MUPD Since 2023
Emergency Dispatcher, Chris Osborne

Emergency Dispatcher, Chris Osborne

  • Serving MUPD Since 2015
  • Over 18 years in police and fire dispatcher
  • B.S. Health Appraisal and Enhancement, Miami University, 1995
  • APCO Public Safety Telecommunicator Certified
  • LEADS Assistant TAC
Emergency Dispatcher, Ashley Schneider

Emergency Dispatcher, Ashley Schneider

  • Serving MUPD Since 2019
  • Over 10 years in Police, Fire, and EMS Dispatching
  • 3 years as a Dispatch Supervisor
  • Certified APCO Public Safety Telecommunicator, Emergency Medical Dispatcher, and Emergency Fire Dispatcher

Investigations Staff

The investigation staff is responsible for handling the investigation of criminal offenses reported to the University Police. The detectives interview witnesses, victims, and suspects, collect physical and other material evidence, gather information and reports from other agencies, such as crime labs or other police departments, and prepare criminal cases for prosecution in court. They also conduct background investigations of candidates applying for appointment as a police officer with the department.

Detective Sergeant Walt Schneider

Detective Sergeant Walt Schneider

  • Serving MUPD Since 2000
  • Pursuing a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice at Miami University
  • B.S. Health Appraisal and Enhancement, Miami University, 2008
  • Computer Forensics, National Computer Forensic Institute. 2009-2012
  • Patrol Supervisor, Task Force Officer with Homeland Security Investigations
  • Mobile Device Recovery Technician
  • schneiwb@MiamiOH.edu
Detective Sergeant Susan Tobergte

Detective Sergeant Susan Tobergte

  • Serving MUPD Since 2007
  • Over 26 years  in law enforcement
  • Bachelor's Degree in Management and Human Relations, Trevecca Nazarene University, 2019
  • Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, 2016
  • A.A.S Sociology, Miami University, 1995
  • Patrol Supervisor
  • moosse@MiamiOH.edu
Detective Latona Howard

Detective Latona Howard

  • Serving MUPD Since 2016
  • Over 15 years in law enforcement
  • M.S. Criminal Justin, University of Cincinnati, 2011
  • B.S. Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, 2004
  • Associate in Paralegal Program
  • reidl@MiamiOH.edu

Patrol Staff

The patrol staff is responsible for uniformed patrol of the campus. Duties include responding to emergency and non-emergency calls for service, taking and investigating criminal offense reports, enforcing all traffic and criminal statutes under Ohio law by arresting and/or citing those found violating them, emphasizing crime prevention, and engaging in active patrol to deter and detect criminal activity. Patrol officers are assigned to one of three shifts, or watches, which are supervised by sergeants. The department's patrol deployment is specifically structured to maximize the number of officers on duty during the busiest hours of darkness (9:30 p.m. - 3:30 a.m.). Officers patrol on foot, in cars, and on bikes in order to optimize the public's access to officers, and the officers' ability to detect and deter crime. Officers are sometimes deployed in plain clothes to target specific types of offenses (liquor violations, drug abuse, etc.). All three shifts begin with roll call, during which the sergeant makes duty assignments and announces any specific activities scheduled for the day. Current reports and cases are reviewed, and any special instructions are issued before officers leave to check their equipment and begin regular patrol.

First Watch

First watch officers begin their tour of duty at 7:30 in the morning, normally with 3 patrol officers and a sergeant on duty. Activity on a typical day usually includes traffic enforcement, money escorts, vehicle lock-outs, taking and filing offense reports, medical emergencies, and other calls for service. In terms of directed activity (responding to calls from the public), first watch is usually the busiest shift. They also take more offense reports than the other watches.

Second Watch

Second watch officers report for duty at 5:30 p.m., normally with 4 patrol officers and a sergeant on duty. Activity for a typical evening usually includes traffic enforcement, extensive patrol, often on foot, responding to calls-in-progress (disputes, break-ins, etc.), taking and filing offense reports, and initiating arrests/citations for criminal violations. Second watch usually tops the other watches in terms of initiated activity (incidents officers discover while on patrol).

Third Watch

Third watch officers report for duty at 9:30 p.m., normally with 2 patrol officers and a sergeant. Since half of their shift overlaps with second watch, activity for third watch officers is much the same as seconds, including traffic enforcement, extensive patrol, responding to calls in progress (disputes, break-ins, etc.), taking and filing offense reports, and initiating arrests/citations for criminal violations. Most of the department's DUI arrests are made during third watch.

Officer Jordan Ashby

Officer Jordan Ashby

Administrative Sergeant Sharon Burkett

Administrative Sergeant Sharon Burkett

  • Serving MUPD Since 2003
  • B.S. Criminal Justice Studies, Psychology minor, University of Cincinnati, 2022
  • Graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, 2023
  • Supervisor of Dispatch Division
  • crothesl@MiamiOH.edu
Sergeant Darrell Byrd

Sergeant Darrell Byrd

  • Serving MUPD Since 2012
  • Over 15 years in law enforcement
  • A.A. Criminal Justice Studies, Cincinnati State College, 2023
  • Butler Tech Police Academy, 2008
  • Patrol Supervisor
  • byrddl@MiamiOH.edu
Officer Robert Gleason

Officer Robert Gleason

  • Serving MUPD Since 2018
  • Over 21 years in law enforcement
  • Currently pursuing Ph.D. in Criminal Justice Leadership
  • M.S. Criminal Justice, Liberty University, 2021
  • Bachelor's Degree, Georgetown College, 2001
  • Level IV Accident Reconstructionist
  • gleasorm@MiamiOH.edu
Officer Jacob Gray

Officer Jacob Gray

  • Serving MUPD Since 2019
  • Over 10 years in law enforcement
  • 6 years as a Combat Medic in the U.S. Army, 10th Mountain Division
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran
  • Butler Tech Police Academy, 2014
  • Firearm Instructor
  • IPMBA Certified
  • grayja6@MiamiOH.edu
Officer Joshua Gray

Officer Joshua Gray

  • Serving MUPD Since 2021
  • Over 8 years in law enforcement
  • Butler Tech Police Academy, 2014
  • IPMBA Certified
  • grayja2@MiamiOH.edu
Officer Keith Hibbard and K-9 Leo

Officer Keith Hibbard and K-9 Leo

  • Serving MUPD Since 2002
  • Over 22 years in law enforcement
  • Patrol/Explosive Detection K9 Handler
  • US Navy Veteran
  • hibbarkm@MiamiOH.edu 
Officer Brodie Holsapple

Officer Brodie Holsapple

  • Serving mUPD Since 2023
  • Over 16 years in law enforcement
  • Certified ALICE Instructor (Active Shooter/Threat Preparedness)
  • hollsapbg@miamioh.edu

Sergeant Charles Howard

  • Serving MUPD Since 2016
  • Over 11 years in law enforcement
  • 5 years as a State Trooper with The Ohio State Highway Patrol
  • Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy Class 151, 2011
  • B.S Psychology, University of Toledo, 2001
  • IPMBA Certified
  • Patrol Supervisor
  • howard43@MiamiOH.edu
Sergeant Tom Lampl

Sergeant Tom Lampl

  • Serving MUPD Since 2006
  • Over 21 years in law enforcement
  • B.S. Biology, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Certified Police Instructor
  • Certified Firearms Instructor
  • Field Training Officer
  • Certified Master Criminal Investigator
  • Patrol Supervisor
  • lamplta@MiamiOH.edu
Officer Michael H. Jarvi

Officer Michael H. Jarvi

  • Serving MUPD Since 2015
  • Over 8 years in law enforcement
  • Certified Firearms Instructor
  • US Army Veteran, 82nd Airborne Division, served on the Global Reaction Force for 3 years
  • Deployment to Afghanistan in 2012 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom
  • jarvimh@MiamiOH.edu
Officer Nelda Mattison

Officer Nelda Mattison

  • Serving MUPD Since 2021
  • Over 11 years in law enforcement
  • B.S. Organizational Leadership, Wright State University, 2020
  • Past Law Enforcement experience as a Sexual Assault Investigator, Crime Prevention Specialist, Bike Patrol, Crisis Intervention Team member, Field Training Officer, Officer in Charge, ALICE Instructor, and Narcotics K-9 Handler
  • IPMBA Certified
  • mattisnm@MiamiOH.edu
Sergeant Jonathan Price

Sergeant Jonathan Price

  • Serving MUPD Since 2015
  • Over 16 years in law enforcement
  • B.S. Social Sciences, Franklin University, 2023
  • A.A.S. Criminal Justin, Eastern Gateway, 2018
  • Field Training Officer/Taser Instructor/Evidence Tech
  • ASP Handcuffing/Baton Instructor, Chemical Aerosol Instructor
  • Glock and Colt AR15/M16 Armorer
  • Certified Firearms Instructor
  • Patrol Supervisor
  • pricejl3@MiamiOH.edu
Sergeant Nicole Roberts

Sergeant Nicole Roberts

  • Serving MUPD Since 2017
  • Over 15 years in law enforcement
  • M.S. Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, 2007
  • B.S. Anthropology, University of Tennessee, 2006
  • Evidence Technician
  • Butler County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Member
  • OPOTA Basic Police Academy Instructor
  • Clery Act Coordinator
  • robertn7@miamioh.edu
Officer Josh Rogers

Officer Josh Rogers

  • Serving MUPD Since 2023
  • Over 4 years in law enforcement
  • Field Training Officer (FTO)
  • Crisis Intervention Team Member
  • rogersjj@miamioh.edu
Officer Jarrad Sizemore

Officer Jarrad Sizemore

  • Serving MUPD Since 2013
  • U.S. Navy Veteran
  • Individual Chemical Aerosol Instructor
  • Certified Field Training Officer
  • IPMBA Certified
  • sizemojc@MiamiOH.edu
Officer Tyler Soper

Officer Tyler Soper

  • Serving MUPD Since 2023
  • B.S. Criminal Justice, Indiana University East, 2023
  • Butler Tech Police Academy, 2023
  • soperst@miamioh.edu
Officer Matt Starr

Officer Matt Starr

  • Serving MUPD Since 2014
  • Over 14 years in law enforcement
  • Great Oaks Police Academy, 2008
  • Field Training Officer
  • Individual Chemical Aerosol Instructor
  • Taser Instructor
  • IPMBA Certified
  • starrm2@MiamiOH.edu

Miami University Police Department

Dial 9-1-1 if you have an emergency. If you require immediate police assistance or wish to report a criminal offense, call the police dispatcher at 513-529-2222.

Contact Information

Police Services Center
4945 Oxford-Trenton Road
Oxford, Ohio 45056
513-529-2222 | 24 hours | Non-Emergency
police@MiamiOH.edu

Substation Locations

Armstrong Student Center - 1055

Farmer School of Business - 1001

King Library - 31

Yager Stadium - 180