Department's Special Police Investigative Division and Emergency Response (S.P.I.D.E.R.) Unit was developed in
1990 because the City of Chillicothe was so isolated from other communities with tactical units.
For that reason, it was felt that the Chillicothe Police Department needed to start our own tactical team for the safety of our citizens and area residents.
The S.P.I.D.E.R. Unit is comprised of the Chief of Police, Captain, Lieutenant, one patrol sergeant, and three patrol officers.
Unit responds to all critical and life- threatening incidents within the City of Chillicothe and surrounding areas.
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firstname.lastname@example.org. Likewise, if you have a complaint or concern you wish to discuss with our department, we would also like to hear from you. We take pride in serving you!
Team Assists Brookfield Police with Investigation
The Brookfield Police Department on Wednesday morning requested assistance of Chillicothe Police
Department's Special Police Investigative Division and Emergency Response (SPIDER) team. The team assisted in serving a search warrant of a residence at 116 West North Street. Among items seized were 83 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, three firearms (one of which was found to be stolen and another had the serial number altered/removed) and 904 rounds of ammunition. Thomas Holloway, 54, of Brookfield, and Todd Bowen, 45, of Brookfield, have each been charged with the following felonies: trafficking 2nd degree, keeping a public nuisance, unlawful possession of a weapon, receiving stolen property and unlawful use of a weapon. Bond for Holloway
and Bowen was set at $25,000 each, cash only. Holloway and Bowen were taken to Chariton County Jail in lieu of posting bond. The SPIDER Team is comprised of multiple officers of the Chillicothe Police Department. The City of Chillicothe is isolated from other communities with tactical units and for that reason, the Chillicothe Police Department began its own tactical team in 1990 for the safety of the
community's citizens, area residents, and other surrounding communities. The SPIDER team
can and has been utilized by many area police agencies for assistance in any type of investigations and/or situations, including critical and life-threatening incidents.