Command Staff

  1. Donald "Randy" Person

    Phone: 937-372-9901

    Chief Donald R. Person, better known as Randy, has been with the police division since 1976.

    Chief Person started his career with the City of Xenia i as a Communications Operator. In 1979, Chief Person was sworn in as a police officer. In 1987, Chief Person was promoted to the rank of sergeant and served as a street patrol supervisor. Chief Person served as a member of the division's special weapons and tactical team for a number of years before being promoted to Lieutenant in 1992. As a Lieutenant, Chief Person supervised the Patrol Section, the Administrative Section, and twice served as the interim Chief of Police before being appointed full-time to the Chief of Police position in June 2003.

    Chief Person has led the Xenia Police Division through its initial Accreditation process in 1993, as well as very successful re-accreditation inspections every three years since 1998 including 2010 where the Xenia Police Division was recognized as both a Meritorious and Flagship agency for CALEA. Chief Person has an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences in Law Enforcement from Sinclair Community College and a Bachelors Degree of Science in Urban Administration from Wright State University. In addition Chief Person graduated from the Northwestern University Traffic Institute School of Police Staff and Command in 1996. In 1998 Chief Person has also received the Casey Elliott "City's Finest" Award. Chief Person has worked diligently to keep the division on the cutting edge of technological advancements and current management philosophies. Chief Person, in his position as Chief, looks forward to facing the challenges in our community.

    Chief Person is married to his wife Cheryl and has 2 sons, Ben and Brian.

  2. Steve Lane

    Phone: 937-376-7223
    Captain Lane began his law enforcement career as a deputy with the Clinton County Sheriff's Office in 1991.

    He entered the Xenia Police Division as a police officer in 1993. As a patrol officer he performed specialized assignments such as Field Training Officer, Bike Patrol, and a Special Events Team member/medic. Captain Lane was assigned as a detective to the A.C.E. Task Force beginning in 2001 until being promoted to sergeant in 2002. As sergeant, he performed specialized assignments such as SWAT Commander and Fleet Maintenance Supervisor. He was promoted to captain in 2014 and currently serves as the Administrative Services Captain.

    Captain Lane is a graduate of the Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command in 2003 and the FBI National Academy in 2015. He has an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from Clark State Community College. Captain Lane has received the Division's Silver Shield in 1994, Leadership Awards in 2000, 2008 and 2013, Meritorious Service in 2003, and Community Policing Award in 2006. He has also received the "Casey Elliott City's Finest" Award in 2010.

    Steve is married to his wife Stephanie and has three children.