The Lebanon Division of Police provides 24-hour patrol coverage and responds to requests for law enforcement services throughout the City of Lebanon. The Operations Bureau is responsible for the daily law enforcement operations of the patrol and investigative section. Additional responsibilities include supervision of the agency’s K9 program, School Resource Officer program, CALEA Accreditation and our agency’s professional standards. The Operations Bureau is commanded by Captain Michael McCutchan.
Captain McCutchan is a graduate of Lebanon High School and Bethel University, located in McKenzie, Tennessee. He is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College (PELC), the Public Safety Leadership Academy (PSLA), which is an eleven-week leadership course offered by the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, at The Ohio State University and the Ohio Law Enforcement Foundation’s Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE) program. This 14-month self-study and in person police executive program is comprised of ten modules addressing Change Management, Ethics, Vision, Mission & Guiding Principles, Interpersonal Skills, Human Resources & Team Facilitation, Police Legitimacy and Community Relations, Practical Leadership Modules for Law Enforcement Executives, Strategic Planning, Police Resource Allocation & Budgeting, and Organizational Risk Management. Captain McCutchan has served as a member of the Lebanon Division of Police since 2004. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2012 and Captain in 2017. Prior to becoming a police officer, Captain McCutchan was a Probation Officer for Lebanon Municipal Court.
Captain McCutchan currently serves as a member of the Warren County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Steering Committee and is an active participant with the Warren County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition.
As a graduate of Lebanon High School and a member of the community, Captain McCutchan understands the importance of our agency’s relationships with the members of the community and strengthening the public confidence in the services we provide.