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Posted on: December 27, 2022

McDonough Selected to be Sidney's Next Police Chief

Head Shot of Mark McDonough

Earlier today, Sidney City Manager Andrew Bowsher announced that Mark McDonough has been selected to be Sidney’s next Chief of Police. McDonough most recently served as the Chief of Police for Whitehouse, Ohio. Prior to serving the community of Whitehouse he was a member of the Bowling Green, Ohio Police Division.

“Using Baker Tilley (formerly Management Partners) to assist with the recruitment process, we began with a field of 15-18 candidates,” Bowsher stated.  “With the assistance of Special Advisor Greg Horn, we narrowed the field to eight highly qualified professionals, all of whom were interviewed for the position,” shared City Manager Bowsher. “Five of the individuals were invited back to participate in an intensive skills assessment center.”

“Chief McDonough truly impressed the panel with his professionalism, fresh ideas, and overarching prospective to modern police policy. His ability to genuinely look at the big picture, while also focusing on the finer details played a big part in our desire to bring him to Sidney. Our recruitment/hiring process brought forth several deserving candidates, yet the City chose Mark based on his past experience, general know-how, his passion and desire to department personnel, and his lifelong admiration for learning. It’s never easy making a decision that will impact so many, but we are proud of the process, and the outcome. We look forward to the years ahead with Chief McDonough as Sidney’s next Police Chief,” stated City Manager Bowsher.

“I could not be more proud or excited to be Sidney’s next Chief of Police,” McDonough shared. “I’m excited to share my law enforcement experiences and vision with the team of professionals in Sidney and working together to inspire a brighter future during this tough time to be in law enforcement.”

McDonough has 32 years of law enforcement experience and holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Tiffin University. He is a graduate from the F.B.I. National Academy, is a Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE) and is a graduate of the OLEA/OACP Police Executive Leadership College (PELC).

He and his wife Susan have three adult children and two grandchildren.

Chief McDonough will be introduced to City Council during the January 23, 2023, City Council meeting

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