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Welcome New City of Trotwood Police Officers

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Paul J. Dapkus

Began his career with the City of Trotwood as a full-time Police Officer on May 7, 2018. Paul is 28 years old and single. Parents, Gerald & Andrea Dapkus.

Paul grew up in Springboro Ohio and later attended college at Miami University in Oxford Ohio, graduating with a B.A. in Diplomacy and Global Politics. In 2017 Paul graduated from the Police Academy at Clark State. Paul was attracted to pursue a career with the Trotwood Police Department based on the departments Community Oriented Policing Philosophy and the positive connection between the department and community.


Frederick D. Newcomb

Fred began his career with the City of Trotwood as a full-time Police Officer on October 16, 2018. Fred is 36 years old. He is a single father and has three daughters, being the custodial parent of Neveah (1Syoa)- Kaylah (13yoa).

Fred grew up in Dayton and graduated from Colonel White High School. Fred later attended and graduated from the Greene County Police Academy in 2017. In 2017, after graduating from the Police Academy at Greene County Career Center, Fred accepted a part-time Police Officer Position with the South Charleston Police Department. Fred feels fortunate to have been presented the opportunity to serve the citizens of Trotwood and looks forward to building a long career with the Police Department.


Joshua L. Potter

Began his career with the City of Trotwood as a Full Time Police Officer on November 19, 2018. Josh is 38 years old. He has been married to Crystal for 20 years, they have 2 children – Alex (19yoa) & Tori (16yoa).

Josh attended graduated from the Sinclair Police Academy in 2008. In 2012 Josh accepted a Part-Time position with Perry Township Police Department which he maintained until his appointment to the Trotwood Police Department; while still maintaining a Full-Time position as a Corrections Officer and Administrative Professional with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections for the previous 4 years. Josh believes that his diverse work history and life experiences allows him to work well with the citizens of Trotwood and he welcomes the challenges and opportunities in serving the community.

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