Chief of Police Daniel L. Chafin

Chief Dan Chafin was promoted to Chief of Police on May 1, 2021 and is the seventh police chief of the Wadsworth Police Department. Chief Chafin began his career as a patrol officer at Wadsworth PD in 2010 and was promoted to sergeant in 2016. He has served as a sergeant in the patrol division and detective bureau. He has been a firearms and taser instructor for the department.

Chief Chafin was named Officer of the Year in 2014. He graduated from the Ohio Police Executive Leadership College and holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Akron.

Lieutenant David Dorland

Lieutenant David Dorland began his career as a law enforcement officer at the Wadsworth Police Department in 1994 and was promoted to Sergeant in 2000. He was recently promoted to lieutenant in June of 2016.

Lieutenant Dorland grew up in Canton, Ohio.  He graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1993 and from the University of Akron Police Academy in 1994.  He later attended the School of Police Staff and Command and graduated in 2009.

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    Daniel Chafin

    Chief of Police

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    David Dorland