Tiffin, Ohio — Chief David Pauly of the Tiffin Police Department on Tuesday recognized and thanked Lieutenant Jason Windsor for his service as interim chief after the departure of former chief and current Seneca County Sheriff Fred Stevens.
Windsor served as interim chief of the Tiffin Police Department from November 2020 to January 2022, following the retirement of former chief Fred Stevens, who was elected as Seneca County Sheriff in 2020.
“Over a year ago, Jason Windsor was approached by the city leaders, and asked if he’d be willing to take a role as the interim police chief, while the process for a nationwide search, assessment center, and interviews occurred to find the city’s next police chief. Reluctantly, Lieutenant Windsor accepted the role,” Pauly said.
“To be clear, Jason’s reluctance was not a product of being bashful, shy, or sheepish to take on this leadership position. For those who don’t know Jason, I’m here to tell you, that is not who he is. You’ll always know where Jason Windsor stands on something, on any issue really, and where you stand with him,” Pauly continued. “Jason already was and is currently a leader at the Tiffin Police Department, and the men and women that work with him know he’s anything but a shy or sheepish leader. Lieutenant Windsor’s reluctance was more about his passion for his position at the time as patrol lieutenant. You see, Lieutenant Windsor is a cop’s cop. He enjoys working on the road and handling calls side-by-side with his fellow officers. He’s not only earned the respect from his teammates, but also the Tiffin city administrators, as well as many folks he’s encountered out on the street, and even some of those that he’s arrested over the years.”
“So when he was asked to step up to the be interim chief, he did. Of course he did. Because that is who Jason Windsor is,” Pauly added.
Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz also thanked Windsor for his service, saying he has been a “phenomenal” asset to the police department and the city.