A Message from Mayor Garlich and Council for our Safety forces!

From Mayor Ben Garlich and Middlefield Village Council,

Jan. 9 was National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. This day is important as, like a lot of things in life, our law enforcement officers are sometimes taken for granted. We want to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for our outstanding police department and for the Geauga County Sheriff’s Department, for their support of our community and county.

We are so grateful for the safety we feel being a resident of Middlefield Village. It is so valuable to the mayor’s position knowing our village has a police department that without fail will put the assistance and safety of our residents ahead of anything else, up to and including their personal well-being. I am confident that each and every situation will be handled correctly and professionally.

We’ve at times had situations that require additional support. The readiness, capability, strong relationship, and a synergy provided by the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office is an asset we also should not take for granted.

We want to assure Chief Joe Tucholski, Lieutenant Brandon Savage, Sergeant Justin Nevison, Officer Brandon Gray, Officer Julie Aveni, Officer Stephen Nadaud, Officer Brian Dawson, Officer Stephen Boxler, Officer Matthew Spitler, and Sheriff Scott Hildebrand and his department that we appreciate the safety they provide daily.

We appreciate their constant contributions while representing our village and serving our residents to the best of their ability. Their choice to dedicate their lives to public service is appreciated by all.

Ben Garlich ,Mayor
Scott Klein, Council President
Kaitlyn Arganti
Bill Blue
Carl Hornung
Sam Morrow
Ron Wiech


Chief Joe Tucholski



Lieutenant Brandon Savage
Years of Service:

4/2008 – Hired as a Part-time Officer
5/2008 – Hired as a Full-time Officer
8/2013 – Promoted to Sergeant
3/2016 – Promoted to Lieutenant
Contact Lieutenant Savage at the Police Department, 440.632.3541 or via email at bsavage@middlefieldpolice.com

Sergeant Justin Nevison
Years of Service:

2/2013 – Hired as a Full-time Officer
1/2016 – Promoted to Sergeant
Work Experience:  Orwell Village Police Department
Contact Sergeant Nevison at the Police Department, 440.632.3532 or via email at jnevison@middlefieldpolice.com


Officer Brandon Gray
Years of Service:
9/2009 – Hired as a Part-time Officer
10/2010 – Hired as a Full-time Officer
Work Experience: Chardon City Police Department.
Contact Officer Gray at the Police Department, 440.632.3535 or via email at bgray@middlefieldpolice.com


Officer Julie Aveni
Years of Service:
6/2012 – Hired as a Full-time Officer
Work Experience:
Andover Village Police Department, Ashtabula Sheriff’s Office, Village of Perry Police Department and North Perry Village Police Department
Contact Officer Aveni at the Police Department, 440.632.3534 or via email at javeni@middlefieldpolice.com


Officer Stephen Nadaud
Years of Service:
3/2013 – Hired as a Full-time Officer.
Work Experience:
Braceville Police Department, Humility of Mary Police Department
Contact Officer Nadaud at the Police Department at 440.632.3531 or via email at snadaud@middlefieldpolice.com


Officer Bryan Dawson
11/2015  Hired by Middlefield Police Department
Work experience:
2012 – Braceville Police Department
1/2012 – 7/2014 Community Corrections of America
Officer Dawson can be reached by calling the Police Department at
440-632-3528, or email to bdawson@middlefieldpolice.com


Officer Stephen Boxler

June 28, 2017 Hired by Middlefield Police Department
Work Experience:
Portage County Sheriff
Windham Police Department
Contact Officer Boxler at the Police Department at
440-632-3529, or sboxler@middlefieldpolice.com


Officer Matthew Spitler

Feb. 8, 2018 Hired by Middlefield Police Department
Work Experience:  Orwell Village Police Department
Contact Officer Spitler at the Police Department, 440.632.3533 or mspitler@middlefieldpolice.com