Detective Bureau Staff

Detective Sergeant Jay Elish

The day to day operations of the Bay Village Police Detective Bureau are supervised by Detective Sergeant Jay Elish.  He has been a member of the Department since 1993 and was appointed to the Detective Bureau in September 2001.  Along with his duties at the Bay Village Police Deparment, Detective Sergeant Elish is also the Commander of the Westshore Enforcement Bureau Crisis Negotiator Team.  He is a 1992 graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.        

Email Jay Elish or call 440-899-3460.                                            

Detective Edward Chapman

Detective Edward Chapman has been a member of the  Department since August 2010 and a member of the Detective Bureau since October 2018.  Prior to joining the Bay Village Police Department, Detective Chapman worked as a police officer with the Woodmere Police Department and North Randall Police Department for two years.  In addition to general investigative duties, Detective Chapman handles matters dealing with school safety and maintains his certification as a Drug Recognition Expert. Detective Chapman spent four years with the Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT Team as an operator and sniper before being assigned to the Detective Bureau.  Detective Chapman graduated from John Carroll University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology.    

Email Edward Chapman or call 440-899-3485.                                                                                        

Detective Jameison Pochatek

Detective Jameison Pochatek has been a member of the  Department since December 2012.  In that time, he has maintained a subject control certificate and was part of the SWAT team for three and a half years.  Prior to joining the Bay Village Police Department, Detective Pochatek spent five years working for the City of Berea.  He graduated from Mercyhurst University with a Bachelor of Arts in History.      

Email Jameison Pochatek or call 440-899-3465.