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Sherwood police veteran with 27 years of police experience appointed to take helm of Sherwood Police Department

COURTESY PHOTO: KOIN 6 NEWS - Ty Hanlon, who has worked for the Sherwood Police Department since 2009, has been appointed police chief.Sherwood has selected a longtime Sherwood Police Department official as its newest chief.

On Jan. 18, Sherwood City Manager Keith Campbell announced he appointed Ty Hanlon as the new leader of the department.

Hanlon replaces Chief Jeff Groth who retired at the end of 2021 after nearly 14 years as the Sherwood police chief. 

"I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as the next police chief for the City of Sherwood," Hanlon stated in a news release. "I am excited to build on the excellent reputation the Sherwood Police Department has and will continue to focus on the safety, quality of life, and relationships within our community."

The city hired Prothman, a professional recruitment firm, who conducted a nationwide search for the new chief. The city narrowed the search to three finalists the week of Jan. 10: Hanlon; Stacy Jepson, a Eugene Police Department deputy chief; and D.F. Pace, an inspector with the Philadelphia Police Department.

Hanlon has 27 years of law enforcement experience, with more than 12 years serving as both a sergeant and captain. He also served as interim chief after Groth's departure.COURTESY PHOTO: TY HANLON - Ty Hanlon was appointed as Sherwood's newest police chief on Jan. 19.

The new chief has attended numerous leadership institutes and holds multiple professional certificates. He holds both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in business administration.

Sherwood City Manager Keith Campbell said the city consistently is rated as a top city for safety and its police department has a reputation as one of the best in the Pacific Northwest.

"A big reason for this success is the relationship the police department has built with the community and the relationship and investment in the professional development of our police officers," said Campbell. "I am confident that Ty Hanlon is the person who can continue to enhance and lead this organization to being the benchmark of excellence." 

Hanlon has lived in Sherwood for the last 26 years with his wife and has three grown children.

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