Deputy Chief Richard A. Bash


Deputy Chief Bash joined the Division in September of 1989. As an officer he worked in the Patrol Bureau, the Mounted Unit, SCAT, Accident Investigation Unit and the High School Resource Unit before being promoted to the rank of Sergeant in June of 1997.

As a Sergeant he worked in the Patrol Bureau and the Research and Development Unit. Deputy Chief Bash was promoted to Lieutenant in September of 2002 and worked in the Patrol Bureau before taking an assignment in the Community Liaison Unit of the Strategic Response Bureau.

He was promoted to the rank of Commander in November of 2006. After 3 years as the Zone 5 Commander, Deputy Chief Bash was assigned to his last Commander assignment in the Traffic Bureau.

Promoted to Deputy Chief in June of 2010 he has served as Deputy Chief of Homeland Security, Patrol South and Patrol North in addition to his current assignment in the Investigative Subdivision.

Deputy Chief Bash served as a combat medic in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1985 through 1994. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Ohio Dominican University, an M.S. degree in Management from Mt. Vernon Nazarene, is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College, the FBI National Academy, and PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police.

Deputy Chief Bash is married and is the proud father of two boys, Kyle and Adam.




The following Bureaus are contained within the Investigative Subdivision:

Crimes Against Persons Bureau

Property Crimes Bureau

Special Victims Bureau