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New Police Chief Appointed to Sherwood Police Department (Photo) - 01/18/22

Sherwood City Manager Keith Campbell has announced the appointment of Ty Hanlon as the new Chief of Police for the Sherwood Police Department. Hanlon replaces Chief Jeff Groth who retired at the end of 2021 after nearly 14 years as the Sherwood Police Chief.

Ty Hanlon has 27 years of law enforcement experience. Hanlon has been with the City of Sherwood for over 12 years where he has served as both a Sergeant and Captain, and most recently as the Interim Police Chief. Hanlon has attended numerous leadership institutes and holds multiple professional certificates. Hanlon has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Business Administration. Hanlon has lived in Sherwood the last 26 years with his wife and has three grown children.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as the next Police Chief for the City of Sherwood,” stated Ty Hanlon. “I am excited to build on the excellent reputation the Sherwood Police Department has and will continue to focus on the safety, quality of life, and relationships within our community”

Sherwood City Manager Keith Campbell had this to say about the appointment, “The City of Sherwood is consistently rated as one of the safest communities in Oregon. The Sherwood Police Department enjoys a reputation as one of the best police departments in the Pacific Northwest. A big reason for this success is the relationship the police department has built with the community and the relationship and investment in the professional development of our police officers. I am confident that Ty Hanlon is the person who can continue to enhance and lead this organization to being the benchmark of excellence.”

Hanlon was selected after a nationwide search which was conducted by the professional recruitment firm, Prothman.

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