Bellbrook names new police chief

Douglas Doherty named police chief of Bellbrook.  (Photo/City of Bellbrook)
Douglas Doherty named police chief of Bellbrook. (Photo/City of Bellbrook)

BELLBROOK, Ohio (WDTN) – The City of Bellbrook named a new police chief Tuesday.

Douglas Doherty will take the helm March 3. He will oversee a $1.75 million operating budget and a staff of 13.

He is replacing Chief Dave Helling who is retiring.

Doherty is a Dayton native. He has 25 years of law enforcement experience, including 11 years as a captain for the Xenia Police Division.

“The City of Bellbrook is privileged to have Doug Doherty as our next Police Chief,” said City Manager Mark Schlagheck. “Doug’s experience and leadership skills will allow the Bellbrook Police Department to continue providing excellent service to the residents of Bellbrook.”

Helling served the City of Bellbrook for 16 years as police chief. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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