Interim Chief of Police
Detective Kevin Williams has been a member of the Woodlawn Police Division since May 2013. Detective Williams previously served in the Village Greenhill and was an auxiliary police officer for the Woodlawn Police Division in 2008.was an auxiliary police officer for the Woodlawn Police Division in 2008.
Detective Williams grew up in Woodlawn and is familiar with many of our residents. Detective Williams is looking forward to serving the community and giving back to the community that he considers home.
Detective Williams was assigned to the investigation section in September 2014. On March 15, 2015, Detective Williams was promoted to sergeant.
Sergeant Robert Lawson started his law enforcement career in 1996 with the Village of Arlington Heights Police Department. As a member of the Arlington Heights Police Department, Robert Lawson held various supervisory positions that included sergeant, lieutenant before coming the chief of police for nearly 8 years.
Sergeant Robert Lawson has been a member of the Woodlawn Police Division since October of 2010. Sergeant Robert Lawson became a supervisor with the Village of Woodlawn in the Spring of 2015. Robert Lawson was promoted to Sergeant on January 17, 2016.
Sergeant, Robert Lawson has several advanced training in the following:
- Narcotics detection and prosecution.
- Management Rights.
- Employee Retention.
- Field Training Officer.
Sergeant, Patrol Supervisor
Sergeant Joshua Kelley has been a member of the Woodlawn Police Department since May 20, 2013. Sergeant Kelley started his law enforcement career in 2003 after graduating from the Great Oaks Police Academy.
Sergeant Kelley has worked for the College of Mt. St. Joseph Police Department, the Lincoln Heights Police Department, and the Arlington Heights Police Department. Sergeant Kelley was promoted to Detective on March 14, 2015, and after a short stay as an Investigator, he was promoted to Sergeant on January 31, 2017.
Sergeant Kelley has advanced training in the following areas:
• Firearms Instructor
• Taser Instructor
• Field Training Officer
• 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award
• 2018 Officer of the Year Award
• 2018 Life Saving Award
• 2019 Officer of the Year Award
• 2020 Officer of the Year Award
Officer George F. Wells has been a member of the Woodlawn Police Division since 2002.
Before coming to the Woodlawn Police Division Officer, Wells worked for the Lincoln Heights Police Department where he held the rank of corporal. Officer Wells enjoys his position as a canine trainer.
Officer Wells graduated from the Great Oaks Police Academy in 1999.
Officer Rowland has been a member of the Woodlawn Police Division since 2001.
Before becoming a police officer, Rowland was a member of the Ohio Army National Guard active duty. Officer Rowland attended the police academy in 1981. Officer Rowland is the division firearm instructor.
Hobbies include amateur radio. Officer Rowland currently serves as the president of the Iron Shield Motorcycle Club.
Officer Nicco Gumino, received his bachelor's in Criminal Justice and Psychology from the Carroll University in Wisconsin in 2014. After graduation, he moved with his wife to Cincinnati, to allow his wife to attend grad school. Officer Nicco J. Gumino graduated from Great Oaks Police Academy in 2015.
Officer Nicco J. Gumino, has always been interested in Police work. Prior to joining the Woodlawn Police Division Officer Nicco J. Gumino worked as a Police and Fire dispatcher for the City of Norwood Ohio. Officer Nicco J. Gumino also worked as an auxiliary officer for the Village of Terrace Park Ohio
Graduated from Great Oaks Police Academy in August of 2019. Officer Nichols then began her career in law enforcement with the Village of Elmwood Place Police in June of 2020.
Officer Nicholas Arn has been a member of the Woodlawn Police division since 2021.
Before becoming a Police officer, Arn served six years in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer. Arn also worked for the Greene County Sheriff`s Office as a corrections Officer.
After graduating from the Greene County Career Center Police Academy in 2019. Officer Arn came to the Village of Woodlawn after working for the Village Of Elmwood Place as a Police Officer for two years.
Officer Joshua Hilling was with the Glendale Police Department since 2011 where he served as a patrol officer until promoted to Sergeant in 2022. In 2016 Officer Hilling was awarded Officer of the Year as well as the Medal of Honor for his involvement in a critical incident.
He has been with the Woodlawn Police Department since 2023. Officer Hilling has been working with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) since 2020, traveling and teaching de-escalation to police departments across the country. In 2021 Officer Hilling earned his Master’s Degree of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. Also, in 2021 Officer Hilling started a new role as a Police Academy Instructor at the Great Oaks Police Academy. He is a member of the Hamilton County Crisis Intervention (CIT) Committee and an instructor for the program. Officer Hilling is a national Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) instructor who teaches officers how to tactfully intercede with other officers when a situation is getting out of control while in the line of duty.
Officer Maurice Hampton has been a member of the Woodlawn Police Department since 2003. Officer Hampton has worked in law enforcement since 2002, having held positions at several police agencies. Officer Hampton has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology from Wilberforce University and is a Hamilton County Ohio Sheriff’s Patrol Academy graduate. In addition to his direct law enforcement experience, he is also a Cybersecurity Specialist holding several industry certifications and is a regular speaker on Cybersecurity topics.
Officer Scott joined the Woodlawn Police Division as an auxiliary patrol officer in 2001. Officer Scott has also worked as a security specialist at Princeton High School from 1999-2006.
In addition to serving the community as an auxiliary patrol officer, Officer Scott is also an ordained minister for his church where he practices his faith and serves as a spiritual advisor and counselor.
Officer Scott has an Associate degree in business and a bachelor's in Communications and is a business owner in the food and catering industry. He is a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He and his wife Stephanie have 5 children and 6 grandchildren.
Officer Sampson has been a member of the Woodlawn Police Department since October 31, 2022.
Officer Sampson graduated from UC Clermont Police Academy in August of 2022 being awarded with the top written state exam in her class as well as making the dean's list for both semesters.
He attended Great Oak Police Academy in late 2021 and graduated from the Great Oaks Police Academy in April 2022 as a certified police officer. Officer Jordan Shannon has prior experience as a patrol officer with the Colerain Police Department. Officer Shannon started with the Woodlawn Police Department in 2023. He loves to be involved with the public and the kids in the community. His hobbies are, he loves being with family, and during his free time, he plays basketball.