According to unofficial election results, residents in the City of Beavercreek voted in favor of implementing a 1.8-mill police levy that was on the May 2, 2023 ballot.
"I want to extend my deepest gratitude to residents in the City of Beavercreek who exercised their right to vote and supported the passage of the police levy," said Beavercreek Mayor Bob Stone. “Thanks to your collective efforts, the city is able to maintain our outstanding police department and take a significant stride forward in strengthening our police staff.”
The police levy is estimated to generate approximately $3 million annually and will be utilized to increase the city’s police force by hiring five additional officers, while also ensuring the department maintains its existing staffing levels.
“With these additional resources, we will be able to hire more officers who are dedicated to serving and protecting Beavercreek residents with the utmost professionalism and integrity,” said Pete Landrum, city manager. “In addition to expanding our personnel, the funds from the levy will also be utilized to acquire and maintain essential equipment that is vital for effective law enforcement operations.”
"I want to extend my thanks for the incredible support and appreciation the Beavercreek Police Department receives from our citizens,” said Beavercreek Police Chief Jeff Fiorita. “These new resources will enable our police department to keep providing the professional service that our community expects. It continues to be my honor and privilege to serve with the members of this exceptional police department.”
The last time voters approved additional funding for the Beavercreek Police Department was in 2014. The city will begin to receive revenue from this police levy beginning in 2024.