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Welcome Heinz von Eckartsberg, BCI's new No. 2


Heinz von Eckartsberg

The new assistant superintendent of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation knows what local police need.

After all, Heinz von Eckartsberg arrived at BCI directly from an eight-year run as chief of police in Dublin, a community of 49,000 people in central Ohio. 

“Law enforcement begins at the local level, and we are thrilled to add Chief von Eckartsberg to our team,” Attorney General Dave Yost said in announcing the appointment. 

Von Eckartsberg joined the Dublin PD in 1983. Besides chief, he served as a patrol officer, a patrol sergeant, operations commander and services-bureau commander.

During his time leading the department, personnel grew from 90 to 113 and crime declined every year. The department also started a citizens academy and moved to shared-services dispatch operations, based in Dublin. 

“After 36 years in local law enforcement, I very much look forward to interacting with and providing assistance to our partners throughout the state,” he said.

Von Eckartsberg and his wife have three grown children, and the couple are passionate about motorcycles and motorcycle travel.

He also is a vegan and has run 10 marathons.

“But I’m not running them anymore,” von Eckartsberg said. “Ten was enough … I think.”