Nicholas Chalkley

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Service Record

Elyria Ohio Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service Hired February 2015.[1]
Salary $67,436 (2017)[2]
Last Known Status Suspended[3]


2019 Police Commendation Medal

In 2019, Chalkley received the Police Commendation Medal for capturing a murder suspect.[3]

2020 Medal of Merit

In 2020, Chalkley received a Medal of Merit for helping to arrest an armed and suicidal man.[3][4]

2021 Medal of Merit

In 2021, Chalkley received a Medal of Merit for working to formulate a plan to reduce criminal activity at a hotel.[3]

Incident Reports

2021 Assault

On May 18, 2021, police responded to a call from Chalkley's ex-wife, who reported that Chalkley had driven to her house, was drunk, and had assaulted and threatened to kill her boyfriend.[5]

The boyfriend refused to press charges.[5]

During the investigation, it was learned that Chalkley violated departmental policy by driving his city-provided vehicle outside of city limits. Chalkley initially lied about the incident, but later confessed.[3]

Response Timeline

Chalkley was suspended for 30 days.[3]

Chalkley appealed the suspension and it was reduced to 20 days.[3]

2022 Domestic Violence

On November 13, 2022, police responded to a call from Chalkley's ex-wife, who claimed that he arrived at her house for a child custody exchange when it wasn't his scheduled time, and that he pushed her.[5]

Response Timeline

Chalkley was trespassed from his ex-wife's property.[5]

An independent municipal prosecutor from North Ridgeville investigated and declined to file charges.[5]

Chalkley was suspended for 45 days for "unbecoming conduct", "immoral conduct", and "conformance to laws".[3]

LEO Ratings


  1. Congratulations, Elyria Police Department, 2015-02-02
  2. Nicholas Chalkley W, Patrolman, City of Elyria, govSalaries
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Elyria police officer suspended 45 days, Chronicle-Telegram, 2023-02-10
  4. Elyria police officers receive recognition, Morning Journal, 2021-07-15
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Dave O'Brien, Reports detail behavior that got Elyria cop suspended, Chronicle-Telegram, 2023-02-15