The Dublin Division of Police will provide the highest level of service through the enforcement of laws and the protection of life, property and the constitutional rights of all. We will meet the present and future needs of the public through a continued partnership with our community.
We will remain dedicated to service and committed to excellence, focusing on the following core values:
We hold ourselves accountable to the highest level of honesty, truthfulness, and ethical conduct.
We will ensure that all persons are treated with equality, dignity and courtesy.
We take pride in ourselves as individuals, our Division as a team and our citizens as a Community.
We are committed to the highest level of professional standards through development of highly trained and motivated employees.
Chief of Police
Chief von Eckartsberg has been a member of the Dublin Division of Police since February 1983.
During his career Chief von Eckartsberg has served as a patrol officer, patrol sergeant, operations commander, services bureau commander, Lieutenant and most recently as Interim Chief of Police. Chief von Eckartsberg is the fourth Chief of Police since Dublin became a City in 1987. Former Chiefs of Police include Ron Ferrell, Rob Geis, and Mike Epperson.
While serving as operations commander, Chief von Eckartsberg supervised the operations of the division’s patrol section, K-9 unit and was instrumental in developing the division’s problem-oriented policing and motorcycle units.
As services bureau commander he was charged with managing the Division’s community education unit (DARE and School Resource Officers), investigation’s section, and the coordination of safety for all City special events including the Memorial Tournament and Dublin Irish Festival. He also has been responsible for managing his department’s accreditation section, community relations and recruiting efforts.
Chief von Eckartsberg graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from Franklin University in Columbus. He is also a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, and the Ohio Police Executive Leadership College. Chief von Eckartsberg is an associate member of the Ohio Chiefs of Police, a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Police Executive Leadership College (PELC) Alumni Association. Chief von Eckartsberg is also a member and lead consultant for the Ohio Chiefs of Police Advisory Services Committee.
Chief von Eckartsberg lives in Dublin with his wife Debby and has three children.