David Pauly named new Tiffin police chief

Pauly had been with TPD from 1990-2006

Newly appointed Tiffin Police Chief David Pauly

TIFFIN, OHIO – September 20, 2021 – During the Tiffin City Council meeting Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz announced he has appointed David Pauly to the position of Chief of Police. Pauly had served in the Tiffin Police Department for 16 years and most recently serves as a Special Agent Supervisor for the Bureau of Criminal Investigations under the Office of the Ohio Attorney General. Pauly will take over as Chief on Jan. 1, 2022.

Pauly served in the Tiffin Police Department from 1990-2006, having first joined the organization as an Auxiliary Officer while studying for his Criminal Justice Degree at Tiffin University. Pauly’s time with the TPD included being a Police Officer, serving in the Road Patrol, Search and Rescue Dive Team, Special Response Team and as a D.A.R.E. Officer. He then became a Detective for the department, serving in general investigations for youth services and as a Certified Polygraph Examiner. He joined BCI in 2006, working as a Special Agent and Special Agent Supervisor; in that time, he worked on the FBI Human Trafficking Task Force.

Pauly is a Veteran, having served in the U.S. Army National Guard for 6 years. He is a graduate of Tiffin University and University of Virginia, and has gone through the FBI Executive Leadership National Academy.

Pauly said, “I am extremely excited for this opportunity to return to public service in the City of Tiffin. There is no other city with no other professionals that I would want to be working with more than with the men and women of Tiffin. It is humbling to come back and work in this community, and bookend my career in the place that I started 30 years ago.”

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz commented, “It is my honor to appoint David Pauly as the next Chief of Police for the City of Tiffin. Dave brings with him a wealth of experience in law enforcement, but more importantly has a love for the City of Tiffin and cares deeply about seeing this organization grow and succeed. I look forward to working with him.”

City Administrator Dale Thornton said, “It has been a pleasure working with Dave throughout this process. He brings with him an infectious enthusiasm for positive working relationships, both within the department and the community. I look forward to working with him as the new Tiffin Police Chief.”