Gazette News Report
XENIA – Xenia Police Division Officer Darrin Barlow recently retired from the force.
Barlow, a 1984 Xenia High School graduate, completed the police academy at the Greene County Police Academy in 1987 and began his career as a reserve officer. He was hired as full-time officer March 2, 1992.
Barlow accepted many specialized assignments during his career with the police division. He worked as a detective hostage negotiations team member, the property room manager, on the Internet Child Protection Unit, as a computer voice stress analyzer and acting patrol sergeant.
Barlow received many commendations recognizing his professional conduct and performance throughout his career. He received the “Casey Elliott Xenia’s Finest Award” in 2000 in recognition for all of his work and accomplishments with the Internet Child Protection Unit. Barlow received the Community Policing Award in 2002, the Ohio Distinguished Service Award in 2003 and the David P. Eckert Award for exemplary service to victims of crimes in 2004, as well as Leadership Awards in both 2001 and 2015.
“Officer Barlow will be sorely missed by the entire Police Division,” Xenia Police Division Captain Scott Anger said. “He was a great street officer and an even better investigator. We wish him an enjoyable retirement and all the best in his future endeavors.”
Gazette News Report compiled by Scott Halasz.