The New Boston Police Department is located in Scioto County, Ohio and serves the citizens of the Village of New Boston. Our department is a full time professional law enforcement agency that operates twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. We serve a community of around 2,300 residents and our daytime population can be around 4,000 to 6,000 people that work, shop, and travel through our village, within a 2 mile square area. We dispatch all emergency calls for police, fire and ambulance within our 911 dispatch center for the Village of New Boston. The Ordinances of New Boston currently has in place positions for 10 full time police officers and four full time dispatchers. We also have two part-time police officers and one part-time dispatcher. All employees are trained and certified to be able to serve our community in a reliable and professional way.
Department Mission Statement
The men and women of the New Boston Police Department are dedicated to improving the quality of life in our Village by enhancing public safety through cooperative interaction with our community and with other public and private agencies. We will protect all people when called upon and bring all criminals to justice and will give assistance to all people when they are in need.
Ohio Collaborative Law Enforcement Agency Certifications
Chief Steven A. Goins
Message From The Chief Of Police
I am very honored to have been appointed the Police Chief for the Village of New Boston in 2017. I replaced our former Chief of Police Darrold Clark who had 47 years of service to our community, nineteen as the Chief of Police. I wish Chief Clark well during his retirement because he definitely earn it for all of those years of service.
Being in Law Enforcement for the past thirty four years has taught me that every day is not the same and that you must work hard every day, be honest, have integrity, and be a good servant to the citizens I serve and protect everyday. My whole career has been in public service because I truly enjoy helping people if I can and bring them justice when they are victims of a crime.
As your Chief of Police I will see that your Police Department is administered in a professional way and have high standards of conduct of all Officers. In 2017, I started the process of having the Police Department's standard operation procedures and rules of conduct reviewed by the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board with the State of Ohio and the Department has been certified as a Ohio Collaborative Law Enforcement Agency. This means for the citizens of New Boston that your Police Department has high professional operation procedures and rules of conduct in place that all Officers follow and ensures the community that the Police Department is here to serve and protect you in the best way we can. Our Officers wear body worn cameras to be transparent in how we do our jobs and how we conduct ourselves on the job. I have always told Officers under my command that we should always treat someone the way we would want someone else to treat our parents or sons and daughters.
I look forward to serving New Boston as Police Chief and please feel free to come see me if I can be of service to you.
Chief Steven Goins
Latest News From The Department
On December 4th the American Automobile Association East Central held an ceremony in Chillicothe, Ohio and awarded the New Boston Police Department the Community Traffic Safety Gold Award for 2018 for the success and dedication to traffic safety initiatives and its positive impact on our citizens. Also other Law Enforcement Agencies in the East Central Ohio areas were awarded different Traffic Safety Awards for thier efforts.
On Friday, December 14th, the New Boston Police Department along with the help and generous donation from Rural King in New Boston had a Shop With A Cop Day at the Rural King Store. Each child was given a $100 in store credit that allowed them to purchase items of their choosing. NBPD would like to thank Store Manager Jim Deppert and his store staff for all of the help they provided. Officers from NBPD were Captain Bob Deerfield, Officer Jake Emnett, Officer Ethan Carmichael and Lt. Scott Coffey.
On January 16, 2019, a New Boston resident reported their car had been stolen from their residence. Later that morning while on patrol, Officer Carmichael seen a vehicle matching the description of the stolen vehicle on the Mall parking lot within the 4500 block of Gallia Street. Officer Carmichael made contact with the vehicle and was able to arrest two suspects found in the vehicle. Both suspects were charged with Receiving Stolen Property, a felony in the fourth degree. The owner of the car was able to get the car back without any damage. Since September 2018 to January 16th, 2019, Officer Carmichael has recovered three reported stolen vehicles found in New Boston. The first was on 09/25/18, Officer Carmichael found a stolen car on the Walmart parking lot that had been reported stolen by the Scioto County Sheriff's Office and Officer Carmichael was able to stop the car and arrest the suspect. Then on November 13, 2018, Officer Carmichael came across a car reported stolen out of Columbus Ohio where it was a car-jacking incident taken from the victim. Officer Carmichael was able to stop the vehicle and arrest two suspects from the Columbus Ohio area.We congratulate Officer Carmichael for his outstanding work and dedication to protecting and serving citizens of our community.
Over the last week of January 13th, NBPD has received several calls from local residents about their vehicles being entered into overnight and their vehicles were ransacked. In some cases items were taken and in others there was nothing taken. It appears all of the vehicles were left unlocked NBPD encourages residents to always secure their vehicles by locking the doors and removing anything of value from sight. Never leave purses or wallets in plain view in a vehicle even if there is nothing in the purses because a criminal does not know that and the criminal will enter that vehicle by any means. If nothing is seen in plain view most likely your vehicle will not be entered. Just those simple measures by the vehicle owners will keep them from becoming a victim of a crime. NBPD encourages all residents to call the police if any suspicious persons are seen within their neighborhoods.