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Officers of the Department

 

Full Time Officers

Town Marshal Robert Johnson

Marshal Johnson began his Law Enforcement career in November 1991 as a Reserve Deputy with the Adams County Sherrif's Department. In 1997, Johnson became an Indiana Certified Jail Officer and Transport Officer for the Sherrif's Department. Johnson became a part-time officer for the Town of Monroe, Indiana, then was named as the Town Marshal in Monroe in the spring of 1999.

In December of 1999, Johnson joined the Geneva Police Department as a full-time Deputy Marshal. In August of 2002, after 3 years' service at Geneva Police Department, Johnson was named as the Town Marshal.

Marshal Johnson graduated from the 144th Indiana Law Enforcement Academy's Basic class in 2000, and specializes in fingerprinting crime scenes and crime scene investigation.  Johnson's primary duties are the administrative aspect of the Department, however he still fills the roles of; street and business patrol, conducting accident and criminal investigations, answers calls for service and participates in emergency responses.

 

Deputy Marshal Loren L. Swanson

Deputy Marshal Swanson began his law enforcement career in Anoka Minnesota as a volunteer Special Deputy.  Swanson then also received an Associates Degree in Law Enfocement while there as well.

Reserve Deputy Swanson joined the Geneva Police Department in 2016 and successfully completed ILEA's 40hr pre basic course.  In January 2018, Swanson was named to a Full Time Deputy position with the Department.  Swans successfully completed ILEA's Basic Course in 2018

As a Deputy Marshal, Swanson's duties include street and business patrol, criminal and accident investigation, answering calls for service and emergency response.

 

Deputy Marshal Tyler Ritter-Butz

Deputy Marshal Tyler D. Ritter-Butz

Deputy Marshal Ritter-Butz began his career with the Geneva Police Department as a Reserve Officer in 2015, in which he attended and successfully completed ILEA's pre-basic Course.  In 2016, Ritter-Butz was named as Geneva's newest Full Time Officer.  Ritter-Butz attended and successfully completed ILEA's Basic Course in 2016.  Ritter-Butz then left the Department in 2016, leaving LE work for a period of time.  During the period he served as an Allen County Emergency Services Dispatcher.  In 2020, during a hiring process, Ritter-Butz was re-hired by Geneva.  

As a Deputy Marshal, Ritter-Butz's duties include; street and business patrol, criminal and accident investigation, answering calls for service and emergency response.

 

Deputy Marshal Zachary E. Hess

Deputy Marshal Hess began his career with the Geneva Police Department as a Reserve Officer in 2016, in which he attended and successfully completed ILEA's pre-basic Course.  In 2019 Hess left the Reserves to pursue other avenues of employment.  In December of 2020, Hess was hired as Geneva's fourth full-time Officer.  Hess will attend the 224th Class of ILEA's Basic Course and will graduate in September of 2021.  

As a Deputy Marshal, Hess's duties include; street and business patrol, criminal and accident investigation, answering calls for service and emergency response.

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Reserve Deputy Richard J. Schmit Memorial

Reserve Sergeant Richard J. "Smitty" Schmitt MEMORIAL

Reserve Sergeant Schmit began and ended his Law Enforcement career in Geneva. Schmit aided in the training of many Reserve Officers over his lengthy span as Reserve Sergeant, often serving as an ear to any Officer facing a problem, department related or not. In February of 2014, Reserve Sergeant Schmit was awarded the Volunteer Award for his many years of service to the Town of Geneva. As a testament to his dedication, fellow officers had to lie to Schmit to ensure his attendance, as he did not believe his work deserved an award. His acts of volunteering were not done for an award or awknowledgement; they were merely for the town he was so fond of and dedicated his life to.

On October 2, 2014, Reserve Sergeant Schmit passed away. He was allowed burial in his uniform, an honor normally saved only for full-time officers. Law Enforcement Officers from all surrounding areas attended his funeral, and their stories of his antics with departments and officers dated back to the beginning of his career in 1998.

Known on the Geneva Police Department as G5, Reserve Sergeant Schmit's badge number has been retired, and his dedication to the town and department will always be remebered. Smitty himself will never be forgotten throught the Town of Geneva and the Law Enforcement Community.

 
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Reserve Officers

 

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Reserve Sergeant Aaron Stronczek

Reserve Sergeant Stronczek began his Law Enforcement Career as a Wells Co. Sheriff's Dept. Reserve Deputy and as a Confinement Officer with the Jay Country Sherrif's Department. Stronczek joined the Town of Geneva Reserve Department in 2016 after successfully completing ILEA's 40hr pre basic course.  Stronczek also holds a Master of Science in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership, along with being a Adjunct Professor with Indiana Tech, where he teaches criminal justice.

As a Reserve Deputy Marshal,Stronczek's duties include street and business patrol, criminal and accident investigation, answering calls for service and emergency response, and participating in Reserve Department fundraisers.  As the Sergeant of the Reserves, Stronczek is responsible for the operation of the Reserve Organization, as well as being involved in the hiring and disciplining of the Reserve Officers.

 

 

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Reserve Officer Donnie R. Miller III

Reserve Deputy Marshal Miller started as a Reserve with the Geneva Police Department in July of 2018.   Miller has successfully completed the ILEA Pre-Basic course and serves as a Reserve Patrol Officer.  

As a Reserve Deputy Marshal, Miller's duties include; street and business patrol, criminal and accident investigation, answering calls for service and emergency response.

 

Reserve Officer Brian Jack

Reserve Officer Brian Jack

Reserve Deputy Marshal Brian Jack began his Public Service career by becoming a Volunteer Fireman with the Liberty Center Fire Department in Wells County, IN.  Jack also has past experience as a Jail Officer, as well.  Jack became a member of the Geneva Police Reserves in 2019 and has since successfully completed the 40hr ILEA Pre-Basic course.

Jack's duties include street and business patrol, criminal and accident investigation, answering calls for service and emergency response.