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The City of Worthington is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Ware as the new Chief of the Worthington Division of Police. Chief Ware comes to Worthington from Portsmouth, Ohio, where he has served as Police Chief for eight years.
Chief Ware has 25 years of experience in the criminal justice field. He rose through the ranks with the Portsmouth Police Department, where he has served since 1995. Previously, Chief Ware served in the U.S. Navy in active duty from 1987 to 1995 and continues to serve in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Ohio University and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Tiffin University. Chief Ware has been a leader in regional and statewide addiction prevention efforts, serving on the Governor’s Recovery Ohio Advisory Council and a number of other mental health advocacy and addiction prevention committees.
“I am very excited to join the Worthington leadership team,” said Chief Ware. “I look forward to fostering the strong and trusted community relationships that have been built by an outstanding cadre of dedicated and caring employees of the Worthington Division of Police. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead the officers and staff in continuous personal and professional development as we continue to provide the highest level of service to the Worthington community.”
“The position of Police Chief is very important to our organization and the Worthington community,” said City Manager Matt Greeson. “Chief Ware is a strong proponent of community policing and is dedicated to working with officers, residents and businesses to assure the safety of our community. He is a highly respected law enforcement professional, with the right skills to lead the Worthington Division of Police into the future.”
Chief Ware’s appointment is effective December 26, 2019.