Command Staff

  1. Donald "Randy" Person

    Chief
    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 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

    Captain
    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.

  3. Captain Gary Johnson

    Gary Johnson

    Captain

    The Xenia Police Division’s Patrol Services are overseen by Captain Gary Johnson.  Gary began his career with the Xenia Police Division in 1988 as a Reserve Officer.  He was hired as a full-time officer in 1991.  During his time with the division, he has served in many capacities.  Gary has served as a Field Training Officer, Evidence Technician, Arson Investigator, Hostage Negotiations Team Leader, and General Case Detective.  In 2003 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, where he served as the Administrative Sergeant and as a Patrol Sergeant. In 2019 he was promoted to the rank of Captain and assumed the duties of coordinating the division’s Patrol Services. 

    Among his accomplishments, Gary has overseen the rebuild of the Xenia Greene Central Communications Center, installation and operation of City Hall’s access control and camera system, the division’s change to the new state-wide MARCS radio system, and the creation of the division’s Special Technology Unit which oversees XPD’s UAVs (drones) and other technology based equipment. Unfortunately, he also holds the distinction of being the first one to crash one of the division’s UAVs.  One of Gary’s greatest achievements was the design and implementation of a county-wide computer network.  This network set the stage for his team to install and implement the New World Systems software, which permitted sharing of dispatch and records information among most of the public safety entities in Greene County. 

    Gary has received numerous awards and commendations, including two Silver Shield awards, two Meritorious Service awards, two Leadership awards, the “Casey Elliot Xenia’s Finest” award and the “Miami Valley Officer of the Year” award.  In 2016 Gary became the second person from XPD to complete The Ohio State University’s Public Safety Leadership Academy. 

    Gary is married to his wife Sherry, has 3 beautiful daughters and his first grandchild. He enjoys most any activity that involves being with his family and friends.