On August 8, 2022, Chief John P. Alexander, sadly left the Mechanicsburg Police Department after over 16 years of service with the Department with 8 years as our Chief.
Village of Mechanicsburg, Mayor Gregory Kimball has appointed Lt. David C. Patrick, II as Chief of Police, the Village of Mechanicsburg Council confirmed Lt. Patrick as Chief on August 15, 2022, at a regularly scheduled council meeting. Chief Patrick has been with the Department for just over 6 years and has 10 years of law enforcement experience. Chief Patrick last role with the Department was as Administrative Lieutenant. Chief Patrick is a graduate of the Clark State Community College Police Academy in 2012. Chief Patrick served with the St. Paris Police Department after graduating the academy and in 2016 started serving the Village of Mechanicsburg. Chief Patrick is a graduated, magna cum laude, from Clark State Community College with a associates degree in criminal justice. Chief Patrick has also graduated, cum laude, from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. If you see Chief Patrick out in the community, please congratulate him.
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