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Posted on: March 29, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City's Police Chief Retires

Dennis Rahe

After serving the Loveland community for more than 20 years, Chief Dennis "Sean" Rahe will retire from the Loveland Police Department on April 1, 2022. 

Rahe started as a police officer in Loveland in 1998. He was active on the bike patrol team and as a field training officer. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2007, Assistant Chief in 2010, and Chief of Police in 2016. He served as Chief of Police until his retirement.

Notable projects under his leadership include

  • transitioning all LPD officers to full-time and growing staffing from 16 officers to 20
  • Serving as the project manager for the $1.3 million renovation to the Loveland Safety Center
  • Partnering with neighboring agencies on a Junior Police Academy and Citizens Police Academy
  • Adding two additional School Resource Officers
  • Expanding LPD hiring processes to include the National Testing Network, as well as personality and emotional intelligence testing
  • Adopting the International Association of Property and Evidence standards
  • Achieving Ohio Community Policing Collaborative Certification
  • Conducting numerous threat assessments for Loveland sites and facilities   

During his term as Chief of Police, he served as the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) Chair of the Publications Committee, Treasurer and Secretary of the Clermont County Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs Association, Chair of the Child Abduction Response Team Committee for the Hamilton County Chiefs of Police, Liaison for the Ohio Crime Prevention Association Professional Organization, and the Law Enforcement Liaison for the ASIS International Cincinnati Chapter. 

Rahe graduated from Archbishop Moeller High School in 1991. In 1994, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Police Academy, the OACP Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program, is a certified Project Manager through Xavier University, and is a board-certified Physical Security Professional through ASIS International.  

While the city searches for Rahe's replacement, an Interim Police Chief will be hired.

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