Personnel Biographies

Chief Niel Korte

Chief Niel Korte has been with the Evendale Police Department since 1992. He was appointed to the rank of Sergeant in 1995 and appointed as Chief in 2009. Prior to his appointment with Evendale, Chief Korte was a police officer for the City of Indianapolis. He held that position for over four years.

 

Chief Korte graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1985 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He is a year 2000 graduate of the Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command where he was class co-valedictorian. He is also a graduate of PELC, the Police Executive Leadership College. He has a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.

 

Chief Korte has been married to his wife, Terri, since 1991. They have three children.

 

Det. Tina McCormick

 

Det. Tina McCormick 

 

 

 

Officer Marc Terhar

Officer Marc L. Terhar began his career with the Evendale Police Department in December of 2012. Prior to coming to Evendale, he spent almost 4 years working as a Non-Profit Executive for the Boy Scouts of America. Marc graduated from Xavier University in 2007 with a BSBA in Finance and a minor in Criminal Justice. He attended The Summit Country Day School from Montessori through High School.  Marc graduated from the Great Oaks Police Academy, where he was elected class Vice President. Marc is married to his wife, Jen, and has two sons. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, being outside, and working on anything mechanical.

Officer Jason Shope

Detective Jason Shope is a graduate of Xenia High School. He received an Associate’s Degree from Clark State Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Kentucky University. Jason’s law enforcement career began with the Waynesville Police Department. He joined the Evendale Police Department in 1994.

 

After serving as the detective for 5 years, Jason returned to the road on third shift. He is a Certified Master Investigator and Certified Master Evidence Technician and, he also serves as a Firearms Instructor and Taser Instructor.

 

Detective Shope’s outside interests include motorcycling, the family farm and running a small excavating business with his father.

Officer Joel Ward

Officer Joel Ward is a graduate of Springboro High School and holds an Associates Degree from Sinclair Community College. Officer Ward served 4 years in the United States Army with the 10th Mountain Division. Prior to coming to Evendale, he worked as a corrections officer for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections.

 

Officer Ward has been married for 12 years and has two sons. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family.

 

In October of 2008, Officer Ward took took 1st place, Class C, in the Butler County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Shoot.

Sgt. Doug Abrams

Sgt. Doug Abrams has been with the Evendale Police Department since 1996. Prior to coming to Evendale, Doug worked as a Corrections Officer for the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office for 4 years. Sgt. Abrams served in the U.S. Army and was assigned to the First Infantry Division. After returning from active duty in Germany, Doug was assigned to the 70th Infantry Division. He is a graduate of Elder High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati.

Sgt. Abrams is a firearms instructor for the department and trains the department in the use of handguns, shotguns, AR-15 Carbine Rifle, as well as the M-26 Taser. 

 

Sgt. Abrams is a Certified Armorer of Glock Handguns and Bushmaster AR-15 Rifles.

 

Sgt. Abrams served as the department's Investigator prior to his promotion in 2010. He was also the commander of the Drug Abuse Reduction Task Force. Sgt. Abrams has been married to his wife Cindy since 2002. They have two sons, Jacob and Nolan. Doug enjoys golfing and fishing in his off time.

Lt. Joe Asbrock

Lt. Joe Asbrock has been with the Evendale Police Department since 1988. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1995 and to Lieutenant in 2012. Prior to coming to Evendale, he worked for 6 years as Security Supervisor for Kings Island and as a wrestling coach at Moeller High School.

 

Joe has an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Raymond Walters College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Law Enforcement & Corrections from the University of Cincinnati, and has only his thesis to complete for a Master’s Degree in Police Administration.

 

Lt. Asbrock was the first D.A.R.E. officer in Evendale and started the first D.A.R.E. program in a deaf school in the State of Ohio. He is trained in D.A.R.E. at the junior high school level. Joe was one of our first bike officers. He is an instructor in the ASP, PR-24, and unarmed self-defense.

 

Joe and his wife, Stacie, have 3 children – Carey, Kenton, and Isabella, 6. He enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and spending time on his farm in Kentucky.

Officer Erick Curry

Officer Erick Curry has been with the Evendale Police Department since 1997. Prior to coming to Evendale, Erick worked as a Corrections Officer for the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office for almost 2 years. After obtaining an Associate Degree in Business from Raymond Walters College, he continued his education at the University of Cincinnati and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administrative Management.

 

Presently, Erick is the D.A.R.E. Officer and teaches the program at Evendale Elementary School and St. Rita School for the Deaf. He was one of the first officers in our department to be trained as a Bike Patrol Officer.

 

Erick has been married to Brenda for almost 17 years. They have three sons – Tyler, Cameron, Jared, and a daughter, Olivia. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and riding his motorcycle.

Officer Sam Ivanovich

Officer Sam Ivanovich started working for the Evendale Police Department in September of 2014. Prior to joining the police department Sam attended the University of Cincinnati, graduating 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, a minor in Forensic Populations, and a certificate in Spanish. After, he attended graduate school receiving his Masters of Science Degree in Criminal Justice in 2014. Sam then attended the Greene County Career Center Criminal Justice Academy, receiving his Peace Officer Certification in 2015. While at the police academy, Sam served as a squad leader and additionally received the Commander’s Award. Outside of work, Sam enjoys spending time with friends and family, working out, and watching Cincinnati sports.

Officer Pete Faillace

Officer Pete Faillace started working for Evendale Police Department in December of 2014. He is currently in the process of obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to college, Pete graduated from Elder High School in 2012. In his free time Pete enjoys spending time with his family and friends, being outdoors, and hunting.

Lt. Steve Niehauser

Lt. Steve Niehauser has been with the Evendale Police Department since 1990. Prior to coming to Evendale, Steve worked as a Police Officer for the City of Indianapolis for 3 years. Before starting his career in law enforcement, he attended Elder High School and the University of Cincinnati where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.

 

Steve was promoted to Sergeant in April of 1998 and to Lieutenant in 2009. In 2001 he graduated from Northwestern University’s Command Staff School. He also serves as one of the five members of the department’s accident reconstruction team.

 

Steve has been married to his wife, Anne, since 1989. They have two sons; Brett and Alec, and a daughter, Carly. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and running.

Lt. Jeff McDaniel

Lt. Jeff McDaniel has been with the Evendale Police Department for 15 years. Jeff is a graduate of Princeton High School and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from The Ohio State University.

 

Jeff was promoted to Sergeant in 2007 and as a Lieutenant in 2009. He is assigned to road patrol duties. He has served the past four years as our agency’s Accreditation Manager, handling the duties that go with keeping our internationally accredited status. Jeff is also a graduate of the 59th class of the Police Executive Leadership College.

Outside of work, Jeff enjoys vacationing with his family and the occasional trip to the golf course.

Officer Rick Vonderhaar

Officer Rick Vonderhaar has been with the Evendale Police Department since 2000. Prior to coming to Evendale, Rick worked as an officer for the Village of Lockland Police Department for almost 3 years. After graduating from Moeller High School, Rick continued his education obtaining his Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. He went on to graduate from the State of Ohio Peace Officer Training Council.

 

Presently, Rick is assigned to Patrol. Rick has served 2 tours with the Drug Abuse Reduction Task Force (D.A.R.T.).

 

Rick is married with two daughters and a son. When he is not working, he enjoys riding his ATV and camping with his family.

Officer Kevin Wedig

Officer Kevin Wedig began his police career with the Evendale Police Department in March of 1989. He is a graduate of Elder High School and holds an Associate’s Degree in Police Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. Officer Wedig completed the Police Academy through the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Patrol.

 

Officer Wedig serves the Evendale Community as a specialist in the area of auto accident reconstruction.  In 1999 he implemented the use of laser mapping equipment to assist with serious auto accidents and crime scene reconstruction. He is also the Senior Operator in charge of the Datamaster (DUI testing site), the department’s laser instructor, and an ASP Baton Instructor.

 

Officer Wedig’s family includes his wife, Katie, stepdaughters Cara and Mary and his daughters Leah and Jenna. His outside interests include boating, fishing, hunting, and archery.

Officer Kevin Akers

Officer Kevin Akers has been with the Evendale Police Department since 2000. Prior to coming to Evendale, Kevin worked as a Campus Police Officer for Xavier University for almost 3 years. Prior to that, he worked as a part-time/auxiliary police officer for 1 ½ years at Terrace Park Police Department.

 

Officer Akers has an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Clark State Community College and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree from Xavier University. Currently, Kevin is a road patrol officer and one of Evendale’s Bike Patrol Officers.

 

Kevin has been married to Kelly for almost 5 years. They have a daughter, Katelyn and a son, Kyler. Officer Akers enjoys spending time with his family. Outside interests include playing basketball and a love for automobiles.

Sgt. Tim Holloway

Sergeant Tim Holloway has been a member of the Evendale Police Department since 1992. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2012. Prior to joining the Evendale Police Department, Sgt. Holloway served one year as a deputy with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. He is currently the Assistant Negotiations Team Leader with the Hamilton County Police Association SWAT team of which he has been a member since 1998. Sgt. Holloway is also designated as the police department’s Terrorism Liaison Officer to the Regional Terrorism Early Warning Group. He was also assigned to the Drug Abuse Reduction Task Force (DART) in 1997 and 1998.

 

Sgt.Holloway attended the University of Dayton and the University of Cincinnati and was formerly a Military Police Officer in the United States Army Reserve.

Officer Steve Roach

Officer Stephen D. Roach has been employed by the Evendale Police Department since January, 2002. Prior to coming to Evendale, Steve worked as a Police Officer for the City of Cincinnati, serving 4 years in District 1. Steve attended Talawanda High School in Oxford, Ohio. He went on to graduate from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.

 

Steve is presently a member of the Evendale Police Department’s accident team and is a Certified Auto Accident Reconstructionist. He is also a member of the Police Color Guard.

 

Steve has been married to Beth, a Blue Ash Police Officer, since September, 2004. When not at work, Steve enjoys boating, golf, NASCAR, and travel.

Karen James-Hall

Karen James-Hall has been with the Evendale Police Department since 1979. She started her career as the 1st Police Clerk ever hired in the Village of Evendale. Once she was established, the role of Mayor’s Court Clerk was passed on to her as well.

 

As Mayor’s Court Clerk, Karen decided to get together once a month with all other clerks in Hamilton County to exchange information and offer training. Today, we have the Southwest Chapter of Mayor’s Court Clerk’s in Ohio as a result of her efforts.

 

Karen is also our TAC (Technical Agency Coordinator). She completed several courses at Scarlet Oaks in Sharonville, Ohio from 1979 through 2004. The TAC is in charge of all warrants, stolen property, missing persons, or any entries made for the Police Department and an audit of all entries every 2 years.

 

Karen and her husband, Tony, have 2 sons, 1 daughter, 5 granddaughters, and 2 grandsons. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, gardening, crocheting, crafts, and volunteering.
 

 

Officer Tina McCormick

After being Evendale's first full-time second shift clerk in 2002, Tina McCormick was appointed as a Police Officer by Mayor Don Apking in December of 2008. Tina completed the Butler Tech Police Academy and our FTO program. She is now patrolling the Village.

 

Tina graduated from Fairfield High School and attended Miami University. She also completed several training/computer courses specific to the police department.

 

Tina and her husband, Sean, enjoy traveling with their camper, running and hiking.

Officer Sean McKinney

Sergeant Sean P. McKinney has been an Evendale Police officer since October, 2008 and was assigned to the Investigator's position in March, 2012. Prior to coming to Evendale, Sean worked as a Surveillance Officer in the Intensive Probation Department of the Greene County Juvenile Court.

 

He was promoted to Sergeant in November of 2016. 

 

Sean attended Xenia High School, holds a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and a Masters of Arts Degree in Applied Behavior Sciences from Wright State University.

 

Sean graduated from the Sinclair College Criminal Justice Basic Police Academy in 2008.

 

Sean has a daughter and in addition to spending time with her, he enjoys camping, rock climbing, playing sports, and watching his favorite sports team, the Cincinnati Reds.

Officer Greg Titgemeyer

Officer Greg Titgemeyer started working for Evendale Police Department in March of 2010. He graduated from The University of Dayton in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and in Criminal Justice.

 

While in college Greg was extremely active both in school activities as well as in his fraternity. Prior to college Greg attended LaSalle High School and was active in The Cheviot Police Explorer Program. After college he went to Great Oaks Police Academy where he was elected Class President.

 

In his free time Greg enjoys being outside when it is warm, going to concerts, working out, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.

 

Greg is currently a member of the Hamilton county Police Association SWAT team.