Captain Douglas P. Noblet Jr.

Captain Douglas P. Noblet Jr.

MANSFIELD -- Mansfield Police Capt. Douglas P. Noblet Jr., and Officer Richard E. Dittrich have announced their respective retirements to be effective in the next several days, according to a press release issued by Mansfield Police Chief Keith Porch on Monday.

Here is a closer look at each man's career.

Capt. Douglas P. Noblet Jr.

Noblet announced his retirement from the Mansfield Division of Police effective April 2, 2021.

Captain Noblet was appointed to the department on April 1, 1992, promoted to Sergeant on Oct. 30, 2008, to Lieutenant on April 3, 2014 and to Captain on Feb. 26, 2018.

He began his law enforcement career in the Community Services Bureau Patrol Section. During this assignment he was promoted to Sergeant and served in the Special Operations Bureau Detective Section's Major Crimes Unit. Upon his promotion to Lieutenant he served as the Administrative Lieutenant and later transferred to the Training Officer position. He currently is assigned Commander of the Community Services Bureau.

Captain Noblet served on the SWAT team for 15 years, and currently is the Unit Commander of the Field Training Officers, is a Fitness Instructor, a Military Liaison Officer, a member of the Police Advisory Board, the Departmental Honor Guard, and the Bike Unit. He has served as the Division's Incident Commander for the past three years. December 2019 he retired as a Major in the Ohio National Guard after serving 30-plus years.

Captain Noblet is known for his hard work, dedication, initiative and positive attitude toward his work and co-workers. He consistently demonstrates a high degree of skill, integrity and perseverance in his job and exemplifies the best qualities of a law enforcement professional. Throughout his career he has receive numerous Special Commendation Awards, letters of recognition, and letters of appreciation from citizens and fellow law enforcement personnel.

Doug's retirement represents a loss to the Mansfield Division of Police, the citizens of this community and culminates a career that has exemplified the best qualities of a law enforcement professional.

Doug has our congratulations upon his retirement and our heartfelt thanks for many years of loyal service. We wish him the greatest success and happiness in the future.

Due to restrictions in place due to COVID-19 there will be no public ceremony.

Mansfield Police Officer Richard E. Dittrich

Mansfield Police Officer Richard E. Dittrich

Officer Richard E. Dittrich

Officer Richard E. Dittrich announced his retirement from the Mansfield Division of Police effective April 4, 2021.

Officer Dittrich was appointed to the department on Sept. 21, 1998. As a new Patrol Officer he was assigned to the Community Services Bureau Patrol Section and is currently assigned to the Night Shift.

Officer Dittrich is known for his hard work, dedication, initiative and positive attitude toward his work and co-workers. He consistently demonstrates a high degree of skill, integrity and perseverance in his job and exemplifies the best qualities of a law enforcement professional. Throughout his career he has receive numerous Special Commendation Awards, letters of recognition, and letters of appreciation from citizens and fellow law enforcement personnel.

Rich's retirement represents a loss to the Mansfield Division of Police, the citizens of this community and culminates a career that has exemplified the best qualities of a law enforcement professional.

Rich has our congratulations upon his retirement and our heartfelt thanks for many years of loyal service. We wish him the greatest success and happiness in the future.

Due to restrictions in place due to COVID-19 there will be no public ceremony.

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