The command staff of the Findlay Police Department consists of Chief Greg Horne, Captain Sean Young, Lieutenant Robert Ring, Lieutenant Scott Lowry and Lieutenant John Dunbar. Each Lieutenant supervises a seperate division as a "Divison Commander" within the Police Department and reports to Captain Young. Captain Young is responsible for the day to day operations of the department, handles Internal Affairs and is Policy/Calea Officer for the department. Captain Young serves as acting chief in the absence of Chief Horne and reports to him. Chief Greg Horne oversees all aspects of the department and also handles all budgetarary concerns. He reports to the Safety Director, who is appointed by the Mayor of the City of Findlay
Chief Greg Horne
Chief Horne is a 1977 graduate of Liberty-Benton High School. He attended Bowling Green State University and graduated with a B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice in 1982. He is a graduate of the 109th class of the Northwestern University Traffic Institute's School of Staff and Command. Chief Horne began his career in Law Enforcement with the Cedar Point Police Department in 1980 as a seasonal officer. He joined the Findlay Police Department Auxiliary in 1983 where he served until being sworn in as a regular officer in 1985. He was promoted to patrol Sergeant in 1994 and to Lieutenant in 2000, where he was asssigned to supervise the Hancock-Metrich Drug Task Force. Then in 2002 he was transferred to supervise the Patrol Division. In 2005 he was promoted to Captain of Police. In May of 2009 he was appointed Acting Chief of Police due to the retirement of Chief Bill Spraw. In May 2010 he was promoted to his current position of Chief of Police.
Captain Sean Young
Captain Sean Young is responsible for the day to day operations and assists Chief Horne with a variety of tasks. He assumes the Chief's duties when he is absent for extended periods of time. Captain Young joined the Findlay Police Department as an Auxiliary Police Officer in Febuary 1993. He was hired as a full time Officer for the City of Findlay in 1996. He served as a Police Officer until 2000, when he was promoted to Sergeant. He was a shift supervisor in the Patrol Division for the next five years. In 2005 he was promoted to Lieutenant and was assigned to the Patrol Division. In 2009 he received a new assignment as Lieutenant of the Detective Division. Young was with the Detective Divison until his promotion to Captain in 2010. During his tenure with the Findlay Police Department, Captain Young served as a member of the Emergency Response Team and Hostage Negoation Team. He was named Officer of the Year in 1998 and 2004. Young is a 2003 graduate of the The School of Police Staff and Command sponsored by Northwestern University. He is also the Accrediation Officer of the Findlay Police Department and is tasked with writing policy and procedure for the Department and works closely with in the Accrediation process. Captain Young handles all Internal Affairs within the Department and reports his findings to Chief Horne.
Lieutenant Robert Ring
Lieutenant Robert Ring is Division Commander of the Uniformed Patrol Division. He joined the Findlay Police Department in 1996. He served in the Uniformed Patrol Division before being promoted to Patrol Sergeant in 2002. In the beginning of 2012 he was assigned to command the newly formed Special Assignment Unit after it's creation by Chief Greg Horne. That same year he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Lt. Ring is also the Emergency Response Team Commander.
Lieutenant Scott Lowry
Lieutenant Scott Lowry joined the Findlay Police Department in 1990. He supervises Special Services Division which includes Communications/Dispatch, Records Management, Crime Prevention Office, Court Liason Officer, and Property Management. Lt. Lowry worked as a Patrol Officer for the first seven years of his career. He was then assigned to the Vice Narcotics Unit in 1997 and worked as an investigator in that unit till being promoted to Sergeant in 2001. From January 2001 till April 2002 Lt. Lowry served as a shift supervisor in the Patrol Division. In April 2002 he was assigned to the Hancock METRICH Drug Task Force to supervise that unit. In Febuary 2006 Lt. Lowry was promoted to Lieutenant and was assigned to the Special Services Division. In January 2009 Lt. Lowry got assigned to the Patrol Division and maintained that assignment till June 2010 when he got assigned to the Special Services Division. Lt. Lowry spent 16 years assigned to the Emergency Response Team. During those 16 years, he was assigned to positions as an operator and leadership positions. In 2002 Lt. Lowry was named the Team Commander and held that position till October 2009. Lt. Lowry has received training in Basic SWAT, Hostage Rescue, Crisis Negotiator, Active Shooter Instructor and numerous other law enforcment related topics. Lt. Lowry has taken an active role in reducing violence in schools and has been used as a subject matter expert relating to school violence and crisis response in schools. Lt. Lowry is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.
Lieutenant John Dunbar
Lt. John Dunbar is the Division Commander of the Detective Division. Lt. Dunbar graduated in 1986 from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. He received his Basic Peace Officer Certification from Apollo Career Center in 1989. Lt. Dunbar began his law enforcement career with the Kenton Police Department that same year. In 1992, he was hired by the Findlay Police Department. During his time with the Findlay Police Department, Lt. Dunbar has held the positions of Patrol Officer, Detective, and Sergeant, being promoted to his current rank in May, 2010. Lt. Dunbar is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. He is certified as an instructor for Basic Police Academy classes and is one of the Department's firearms instructors. Lt. Dunbar has received training from the National Tactical Officers Association in Basic SWAT and Hostage Rescue. He has held various positions on the Emergency Response Team and is now the Commander of the Crisis Management Team.