Chief of Police

Aaron L. Tillman III, CLEE

Chief of Police

Chief Aaron L. Tillman III, CLEE started his career with the Woodlawn Police Division on October 9, 1995. In October of 2000, Chief Tillman III, CLEE moved to the Village of Woodlawn to raise his family in the same community where he has served and protected for twenty-five plus years as a Woodlawn Police Officer.

Chief Tillman III, CLEE has served in several duty assignments that range from undercover investigations, internal affairs investigator, community policing officer, bike patrol officer and Taser Instructor. Chief Tillman III, CLEE has also served as the police division first-ever police canine handler. 

Chief Tillman III, received a promotion to Sergeant in 2000, and later received his promotion to Lieutenant in 2013. While serving in his new role as Lieutenant, he was asked to serve as the acting chief of police in 2013.

Chief Tillman III, CLEE was appointed to his current position as Chief on April 26, 2016, and is currently the executive officer of police operations. Chief Tillman III, has served as acting Municipal Manager during his employment as Chief of Police.

Before joining the Woodlawn Police Division, Chief Tillman III, CLEE worked for the Glendale Police Department (Ohio) and before working for Glendale, Chief Tillman III, CLEE started his Police career with the Milford Police Department (Ohio) in 1991.

Chief Tillman III, CLEE is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College PELC class of 61 and a graduate of CLEE Certified Law Enforcement Executive  Class XX (Ohio).

Chief Tillman is also a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy Session #267. Chief Tillman III, CLEE is on the Executive Board of the Hamilton County Association of Chief of Police where he has served as secretary, treasurer, vice-president, and president.

Other Board Position:

Executive Board member serving on the Hamilton County Emergency Management Committee.

Executive Board member serving on the Great Oaks Police Academy Advisory Committee.