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Major Amy Mays manages the Support Services Division which consists of the 911 call center (dispatch), records, property, warrants, and the school resource officers. A 20-year veteran of the Department, she was promoted to Major in 2018 after holding various roles since 1999. Prior to joining Fairfield Police Department, she was with Fairfield Township Police Department for two years.
Throughout her career with Fairfield PD, she has served in several roles. Major Mays has been a detective, field training officer, evidence technician, department instructor, and a member and supervisor of the bike patrol unit. In 2010, she was promoted to sergeant where she supervised the third shift. She has also been the Department's representative to the Butler County OVI Task Force since 2002, which has involved running dozens of OVI checkpoints in the city and removing impaired drivers from the roadways.
After undergoing extensive training in traffic crash investigations, she has become nationally accredited through The Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstructionists (ACTAR.) She's been a field training officer since 2000, actively developing new officers and supervisors.
Major Mays graduated from the Butler Tech Peace Officer Academy in 1997 where she received the Top Gun Award. She is a 2019 graduate of Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command, and the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class. She also completed two years of Tiffin University’s program in justice administration.
In 2013, Major Mays was awarded the Police Medal for her leadership in a dangerous tactical situation. She also received the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Top Cop Award. In 2014, she was awarded the Rotary Officer of the Year and again received the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Top Cop Award.