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Carl Davis

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Carl Davis is a 34-year veteran of the Youngstown Police Department was appointed Chief of Police on January 15, 2021.

Prior to being named Chief, he served in a variety of uniform and plain clothes assignments.

Chief Davis was hired as a Youngstown Police Officer on September 4, 1986.

Davis worked the afternoon and midnight shifts and served basic police functions by answering calls for service and enforcing laws.

Chief Davis, while working in the Patrol Division, received numerous Meritorious Service awards. Davis also was recognized by the American Police Hall of Fame and was rewarded the Silver Star of Bravery Award for rescuing a family who were being held at gunpoint by a distraught male on the city’s North Side.

Chief Davis attended Youngstown State University and graduated from Kent State University Trumbull Branch (OPOTA), where he earned his certification to be an OPOTA Instructor.

Chief Davis, after being named Chief of Police, assigned the Police Department’s first female officer to the Internal Affairs Division.

The Youngstown Police staffing currently consists of 142 sworn officers and 49 civilians, which includes the 911 Center. The Youngstown Police Department has three basic divisions that include Patrol, Detectives, and Services (Administration).

Other Specialized units include Community Police, Vice Squad, Bomb Squad, Task Force, Motorcycle Unit, Family Investigative Service Unit, K-9 Unit, Accident Investigation, Crime Lab, and CIRV (Community Initiative to Reduce Violence).

Chief Davis is married to the former Kimberly Ward for the past 38 years and they have two sons and three grandchildren.

Portrait of Chief Carl Davis
Carl Davis

Police Chief

Appointed: January 15, 2021
Phone: (330) 742-8921
Fax: (330) 744-7452