The Chillicothe Chief of Police has retired.
Keith Washburn, Esq., was presented with a plaque and certificate of appreciation after serving more than 25 years with the Chillicothe Police Department.
Sworn in as Chief in 2015, Washburn graduated with an associate’s degree in law enforcement and a bachelor’s of criminal justice from Ohio University, as well as Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command.
In 2018, Washburn graduated from Capital University Law School with a law degree. Hired more than 25 years ago by the city, Washburn worked his way up from a Patrolman, to Sergeant, Captain, Interim Chief, and then, eventually the top job.
Prior to being a police officer for the city, Washburn served in the armed forces.
Washburn will be an assistant prosecutor with Jackson County beginning on Tuesday.