About Us

Police Chief Tony Brooks

Chief Tony Brooks has served as Chief of Police since September 2021. Prior to becoming Chief, he served as Deputy Chief for eight years. He began his career with the City of Marysville in March 2001 as an Auxiliary Police Officer and was sworn in as a full-time Police Officer in March 2002. During his career, he has served as a patrol officer on various shifts and as a detective in the Investigations Bureau. In 2010 he was honored with the First Responder Award for his work as a detective.

Born and raised in Eastern Kentucky, Chief Brooks moved to Marysville, making it his home, in October 1999. Prior to working for the City of Marysville, he served as a supervisor for the West Central Community Correctional Facility in Marysville.

Chief Brooks graduated from the Clark State Community College Basic Academy in August 1997. He is a graduate of Tiffin University earning a Bachelor's Degree in Justice Administration in 2010. He also obtained a certification in Organizational Leadership from Otterbein University in 2016. In 2019, he completed the Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE) Program through the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police and is currently pursuing his Masters in Public Administration at Ohio University.

Deputy Police Chief Robert "Bo" Spain

Deputy Chief Robert Spain has served with the Marysville Division of Police since October 1993. Prior to being hired by the City of Marysville he served nearly three years with the Union County Sheriff's Office as a Communications Officer, Corrections Officer and Reserve Deputy Sheriff. During this time, he also served as a part-time firefighter and EMT with the Allen Township Fire Department. Deputy Chief Spain was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in September 2001. After 11 years as a patrol sergeant, he was promoted to current rank of Deputy Chief. Deputy Chief Spain has an extensive 26 year background in public safety.

Deputy Chief Spain is a 1992 graduate of the Logan County Sheriff's Academy. He became an OPOTA Certified Firearms Instructor in 1999, Conductive Electrical Device Instructor in 2004, OPOTA General Instructor in 2005. He is also a 2009 graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College Class 54.