Last month, Seaman Mayor David Hughes officially administered the oath of office to the new Chief of the Seaman Police Department. Chief Joe Voshall has a long record of service to the military and multiple law enforcement agencies.
“Chief Voshall brings many years of experience with different departments and is a proud veteran,” said Mayor David Hughes. Voshall spent 14 years in the US Army where he served as a Unit Supply Specialist and a Calvary Scout and was ultimately commissioned to a Calvary Officer. He became a certified police officer in 2008 and has worked for small and medium sized agencies, county sheriff’s offices and as a special investigator with the Ohio Auditor of State.
In addition, Voshall has served as a field training officer, canine handler, detective, and a member of a joint special response team. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Central State University, a master’s degree in criminal justice from Liberty University and a master’s degree in public policy from Liberty University.
“I have an open-door policy,” said Voshall last week on social media. “I am your chief. Come into the office, have a seat, and I will gladly chat with anyone anytime. Feel free to stop me on the street, call me into your business, stop me as I am walking around town.”
Voshall replaced former Chief Kevin Cross who took a position at the Aberdeen Police Department to finish his career in law enforcement.