Springboro Police Chief
Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission Member
Chief Jeff Kruithoff started his police career in Holland, Michigan in 1972. During the past 40 years he has held positions as a Community Service Officer, an Undercover Narcotics Investigator, a Patrol Officer, a Crime Prevention Specialist, a Grand Jury Investigator, a Patrol Supervisor, an Executive Officer, a Deputy Chief of Police, and retired from the Battle Creek Police Department in 2001 as the Chief of Police/Director of Police and Fire Services. In 2002 Chief Kruithoff became the Chief of Police for the City of Springboro, Ohio. He continues to work in this capacity today.
Chief Kruithoff holds an Associate Degree in Law Enforcement, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, and Master Degree in Public Administration. He is a Graduate of the 165th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, the Law Enforcement Leadership Academy, and became a Certified Law Enforcement Executive on February 20, 2004 through the Law Enforcement Foundation. He was recertified in 2007, 2010 and scheduled to be recertified again in 2013.
Chief Kruithoff is a State of Ohio instructor on the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Management Teams (IMT’s). In that capacity, Chief Kruithoff has instructed over one thousand police and fire managers in Incident Command and NIMS. Chief Kruithoff also serves as a Team Leader for the State of Ohio, All Hazard’s Incident Management Team.
Chief Kruithoff is a member of the Ohio Chiefs of Police and serves as co-chair of the Professional Services Committee. He has been awarded Life Member status with the International Chiefs of Police Association, and is also a member of the Police Executive Research Forum, and the FBI National Academy Associates. He is currently the chairperson for the Warren County Ohio Chiefs of Police, the Tactical Crime Suppression Unit of South Dayton, and the Greater Warren County Drug Task Force.