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New police chief receives badge

October 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

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New police chief receives badge

October 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

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WPD hosts Citizens Academy at the CAL

May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized


WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Police Department’s Citizens Academy program began Wednesday morning at the Center for Active Living and will be offered there every Wednesday through June 18.
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WPD reports lowest crime statistics in 20 years

May 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — The 2013 crime statistics for Worthington were released last week, and the city saw its lowest crime statistics report since 1989, according to Worthington Police Chief Mike Cumiskey. 

The city had 4,160 crimes per 100,000 inh…continue reading on

Assessment of WPD critical

October 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Because of issues brought to the city’s attention, a workplace assessment was recently performed on the Worthington Police Department.

Within that report, a section titled “yelling and bullying” was one of the many issues…continue reading on

On the front lines: Erick Baumgart relives history as World War II re-enactor

October 19, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON In real life, Erick Baumgart is an officer in the Worthington Police Department, a relative newcomer to the community, having moved here from Winona less than a year ago.
But on the occasional weekend, Baumgart assumes a different persona that of a World War II paratrooper in Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. Continue Reading

WPD requests people wait to place chairs

September 13, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON The Worthington Police Department is asking people to refrain from placing chairs along the King Turkey Day Parade route until the close of business on Friday night. Continue Reading

Officer Jacki: Dawson finds niche in school resource position

September 7, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON After more than six years working as a full-time police officer, Jacki Dawson is accustomed to the weight of the duty belt, vest and boots that she dons every day as part of her uniform. But that 30 pounds of gear is a source of constant fascination to the young people she encounters.
“I’m so used to it,” she said. “I forget it’s so interesting to other people. It’s just part of my uniform, and I’m particular about where everything goes.” Continue Reading

WPD seeks identities

August 6, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

The Worthington Police Department is looking to identify the above individuals as part of an active investigation. Anyone able to identify these people, or provide any additional information, is encouraged to call Officer Jacki Dawson at 372-8430. Continue Reading

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