G. Shawn Baer

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Service Record

Circleville Ohio Police Department

Rank Sergeant (1999), Acting Chief (January 2015), Chief (October 13, 2015).[1]
Dates of Service 1995[1] - April 11, 2024.[2]
Last Known Status Resigned[2]


2021 Sunshine Award

On November 22, 2021, Baer was awarded the November 2021 Sunshine Award from the Scioto Valley Guardian "for making important contributions in the area of open government".[3]

Incident Reports

2024 Misconduct

Baer was investigated for misconduct, including harassment, intimidation, retaliation, threats of discipline, misuse of position, improper expenditures, failure to adhere to deadlines, and timekeeping violations.[4]

Response Timeline

On March 11, 2024, Baer was placed on administrative leave.[5]

On April 10, 2024, the city council approved a separation and release agreement with Baer. In exchange for his resignation, the city will drop its investigation and pay Baer $70,000.[2]

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