Dublin Division of Police employees are committed to protecting life, liberty and property. We will provide the highest level of service and work in partnership with our community to ensure public safety by focusing on the following core principles;
- Vigilant, Ethical and Impartial Enforcement of Law
- Critical Incident Preparedness and Response
- Crime Prevention, Reduction and Deterrence
- Improvement of Traffic Safety
We will remain dedicated to service and committed to excellence, focusing on the following core values:
We are members of an exceptional and highly trained law enforcement organization. Our conduct and demeanor adhere to the highest standards of personal and organizational excellence.
We hold ourselves accountable to the highest level of honesty, truthfulness, and ethical conduct.
We ensure that all persons are treated with equality, dignity and courtesy.
We are dedicated to our Profession, our Community, our Agency and our Mission.
Message from the Chief on DPD’s New Mission Statement and Core Values
An organization’s mission statement is “a written declaration of (their) core purpose and focus… Properly crafted mission statements (1) serve as filters to separate what is important from what is not, (2) clearly state (who) will be served and how, and (3) communicate a sense of intended direction to the entire organization.” (www.BusinessDictionary.com , 2015)
The original mission statement and core values of the Dublin Division of Police have served us well for many years. In 2014, however, we decided to revisit our mission in an effort to better reflect the core functions and purpose of our agency in the 21st century. As a result, our staff has developed a revised mission statement and core values that we feel best describe the current and future core purpose and focus of the Dublin Division of Police.
As a public safety agency, we are committed to fulfilling this mission and upholding the core values described below.
Thank you to all the members of our Dublin community for your partnership and support in our efforts to keep Dublin safe.
Chief Heinz von Eckartsberg
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.