Acting Police Chief
Chief (Acting) Allan D. Baer has over 30 years of law enforcement experience and has served the citizens of Whitehouse since his appointment as Deputy Chief of Police since August 13, 2018. Chief Baer previously served 11 years as Chief of Police for the Village of North Baltimore (Wood County), Arlington County (VA) Police, City of Bowling Green, City of Perrysburg, and the Cincinnati Police Division.
Chief Baer holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in sociology and psychology from Bowling Green State University. He is a graduate of the Ohio Law Enforcement Foundation’s Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE #25) course. He is an OPOTA-certified Mountain Bike Patrol Specialist, Crime Prevention Specialist and Crime Prevention through Environmental Design Specialist. Chief Baer is a Peace Officer Instructor, in (ADAP) Alcohol Detection & Prosecution, Building Searches, Traffic Stops & Approaches and Public Affairs. He is an Adjunct Instructor for Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green Campus) and currently teaches two courses of Criminal Investigations and Policing In America. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the National Association of Chiefs of Police (NACP), the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP, District #2), and the Ohio Small Police Department Association (OSPDA).
Chief Baer serves as a member of the Wood County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board. He is a member of the Lucas County O.V.I. Task Force, the Domestic Violence Task Force, and the Metro-Toledo Criminal Justice Administrators.
Chief Baer places a strong emphasis on the 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 and continuing professional training. Most officers exceed this requirement, and many are certified instructors in a wide array of topics. Agency supervisory and command officers are required to complete additional supervisory, management, and leadership training annually.
With a focus on community-policing, Chief Baer and members of the agency strive to enhance the quality of life for our residents and visitors. We are a service orientated police department that supports and believes that the citizens are our customers and they deserve the best service we can provide.
The membership’s 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 do the right thing, the right way, for the right reasons.