On May 15, 2012 at the Village Council Meeting, Mark McDonough was sworn in as the newest Whitehouse Chief of Police. Chief McDonough previously served 22 years with the Bowling Green Police Division, 15 of those years in a command position.
Chief McDonough is a graduate of Mountain State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He also holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice Technology from Owens Community College. He is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy (FBINA #243), The Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, and the Ohio Law Enforcement Foundation’s Police Executive Leadership College (PELC XXXVI) and the Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE #13) course.
Chief McDonough places a strong emphasis on education and training of the entire police department staff. Members of the agency are required by the Ohio Peace Officer’s Training Commission to complete annual training requirements. Most officers exceed this requirement, and many are certified instructors in a wide array of topics. Agency command officers are required to complete additional supervisory, management, and/or leadership training annually.
Chief McDonough brings his training, education, and experience to enhance the entire capabilities of the Whitehouse Police Department. With a focus on community-policing, Chief McDonough and members of the agency continually strive to enhance the quality of life for our residents and visitors. Our overall goal is to make the Whitehouse Police Department a premier law enforcement agency, and the Village of Whitehouse one of the safest communities in the State of Ohio.
In keeping with our Mission Statement, we don’t “police” you, we “police” for you…and with you.—Chief McDonough