Anger retiring as police captain

By Scott Halasz -



XENIA — After 30 years with the Xenia Police Division, Capt. Scott Anger retired Jan. 27.

Anger, 54, has been a captain since June 2003 and served most of his time as the commander of the Special Services Section, which included the Criminal Investigation Section, the D.A.R.E. Program, school resource officer, Domestic Violence Unit, and the detective assigned to the Greene County Agency for Combine Enforcement (A.C.E.).

He began as a full-time officer in 1987.

“Loved working in Xenia,” Anger said. “Xenia was the best job I’ve ever had. Love all the people. I have no regrets.”

Anger, a graduate of Xenia High School, will be hard to replace, according to Chief Randy Person.

“While capable people will step up to fill his position, it will be some time before they can replace the void he leaves behind,” Person said. “Captain Anger represents what’s best in law enforcement today. Scott is a compassionate individual who cares deeply for this community and has shown that commitment time and time again. Scott is one of the best investigators and criminal investigations commander that I have known. I want to personally thank Captain Anger for the almost 30 years of dedicated service he has provided to the Xenia Police Division.”

Following high school, Anger served in the Ohio Army National Guard Infantry Division for six years. He graduated with an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Clark State Community College and received his peace officer certification from the Ohio Peace Officer Academy. He continued his education at Capital University graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in liberal professional studies with a concentration in criminal justice and psychology. During the course of his career he also graduated from Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and the FBI National Academy Session No. 235.

Anger accepted many specialized assignments during his career with XPD. He served as the D.A.R.E. officer for two years, and as a detective, field training officer, evidence technician, B.A.C. operator, and member of the division’s Special Weapons and Tactics Team (S.W.A.T) for 15 years.

“I loved being a DARE officer,” Anger said. “I loved working in the schools. I loved withing in the public, with the kids.”

Anger also spent time as the commander of the division’s Patrol Operations Section and as commander of the Administrative Section.

“City of Xenia has given me the opportunity to do a lot of great things,” Anger said.

Anger received many commendations recognizing his professional conduct and performance throughout his career. Anger was the recipient of the Casey Elliott Memorial “City’s Finest” award in 1995 and the Distinguished Service award in 2003 and 2009 in recognition of his outstanding acts of heroism and bravery. He received several leadership awards with the most recent in 2016 for his patience, guidance and leadership qualities that enabled his team to develop their skills and confidence to handle serious felony level cases.

“I’m going to miss the people here,” Anger said. “We go through a lot of things together. We’re like family. I’ve met some of the best people in the world through this job.”

Anger and his wife, Lori, have been married for nearly (30) years and have two adult children. Anger hopes to pursue some other law enforcement opportunities in the near future.


By Scott Halasz

Contact Scott Halasz at 937-502-4507.

Contact Scott Halasz at 937-502-4507.