Message from the Police Chief

A Message from Police Chief Mark. A. Spaetzel

Chief Spaetzel

Chief Mark A. Spaetzel has served more than 28 years with the Bay Village Police Department.  Chief Spaetzel began his career in 1985 as a patrol officer.  Throughout his career with Bay Village Police he has assumed increasingly greater rank and responsibility.  In 1993 he was promoted to sergeant and served in that capacity until being promoted to lieutenant in 1999.   Spaetzel was put in charge of the Detective Bureau on January 1, 1999.  While leading the Detective Bureau, he was involved in the investigation or supervision of all criminal cases, including homicides, rapes, burglaries, fraud and drugs.  He was promoted to Police Chief on November 1, 2013. 

Chief Spaetzel has an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Police Science from Lorain County Community College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Baldwin-Wallace College. Chief Spaetzel is also a 2000 graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College and a 2003 graduate of the 215th Session of the FBI National Academy. 

For more than six years he was the Officer in Charge of the Crisis Negotiation Team for the Westshore Enforcement Bureau. Chief Spaetzel also has served as Field Training Officer, Field Training Officer Supervisor and instructor.  Additionally, he was an Adjunct Professor in the Criminal Justice Program at Lorain County Community College for nearly nine years.  In 2005-06, he was Police Department liaison for the construction of the new Police Station which opened in May of 2006. 

Chief Spaetzel is married and has three children and one grandchild.