By Danielle Coots
For the News-Current
BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek Police Department promoted two of their own in November. Nick Amato and Chad Lindsey are getting settled in their new positions of Sergeant and Captain.
The police department celebrated the promotions on Nov. 11 in front of family, friends and colleagues. Chief Evers introduced them in their new capacity to Beavercreek City Council on Nov. 28.
“Both Captain Lindsey and Sergeant Amato have been positive contributors to our organization, exemplifying the agency’s organizational values and mission statement. I’m confident they’re among our future leaders and will do remarkable work to continue moving the Beavercreek Police Department forward,” Police Chief Dennis Evers said.
According to the official press release provided by the Beavercreek Police Department, Sergeant Amato received a bachelor’s degree in ciminal justice from Kentucky University. He graduated from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Training Program and then secured a position as a law enforcement officer with the Beavercreek Police Department in 2004.
“I really enjoy helping people and putting away the bad guys. If I can intervene and help just one person, I think it’s all worth it,” Sergeant Amato said. “I wouldn’t be where I am today without my family and friends. My family has sacrificed tremendously over the years to allow me to keep pushing forward, and I’ll be forever grateful.”
During his time with the police department, Amato worked as an evidence technician, field training officer, officer-in-charge and crisis intervention team member. He was assigned to the Investigations Division as a detective in 2010, where he spent approximately five years with the Greene County ACE Task Force. In 2014, he was reassigned to the general assignment section of the Investigations Division. Currently, he is attending the supervisor training and education program administered by the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police and will graduate in December.
“I’ve had the privilege of working with so many great people at Beavercreek Police Department. I’m honored to work side-by-side with them. Beavercreek is a great community and we take pride in keeping our community and we take pride in keeping our community safe at all costs,” Sergeant Amato said. “It’s going to take some time to get adjusted to patrol again. I was assigned to the detective section for the last seven years. I think it’s imperative to be proactive and change with the times, hopefully, one step ahead.”
Sergeant Amato will be working the night shift platoon.
Captain Lindsey collects board games to play with his family. Currently, he has more than 70 board games. In his spare time, he loves catching movies, reading, watching sports.
“During my senior year in high school, I rode with a local officer as part of a ‘Government Day’ and after observing his professionalism and how he cared about helping the community, I immediately knew I wanted a career in law enforcement,” Captain Lindsey said. “I was honored and humbled to be promoted to captain. I’m excited to take on the challenges of a new position. I’ll work hard to accomplish the goals of my division and the department while upholding our mission statement and values of fairness, integrity and loyalty.”
Captain Lindsey is a graduate from University of Dayton with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Lindsey graduated from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Training Academy and was hired by the Beavercreek Police Department in 2002.
“It might sound like a cliché, but the one thing I love the most about the job is helping people resolve problems and difficult situations in their lives. Regardless of the position I’ve held at the department, my primary goal has been to treat people fairly and with respect and to do everything in my power to protect and serve,” Captain Lindsey said.
During his career with the police department, Captain Lindsey has served as an evidence technician, technical crash investigator, crisis intervention team member, hostage negotiator and officer-in-charge. He as assigned to the Investigations Division as a detective in 2013, became a certified polygraph examiner in 2014, and was promoted to sergeant in 2015. He has received both department and civic recognition, including Department Commendations and a Meritorious Service Award. He was honored with a Miami Valley Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year Award in 2010. Lindsey is currently attending Police Executive Leadership College, administered by the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police and will graduate soon.
“My support system started with my parents as I worked my way through college. It’s continued with my wife and kids as I have advanced in my career and taken on new challenges and responsibilities. The chief, command staff, and fellow employees at the police department have helped me develop as an officer and leader,” said Captain Lindsey.
Captain Lindsey will oversee and command the investigations division.
“Congratulations to both of you on your current promotions,” Beavercreek City Mayor Bob Stone said.