Chief Paul HartingerChief Paul Hartinger graduated from LaSalle High School in 1978.  Paul began his career in law enforcement at the Lockland (Ohio) Police Department in 1984, and then came to work at the Blue Ash Police Department in 1989.  He has worked as a patrol officer, detective, undercover drug investigator, traffic safety supervisor, crash investigator, patrol supervisor, administrative and patrol lieutenant.  Paul was promoted to Police chief in May 2013. 

Chief Hartinger graduated from both the University of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati State College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Associates Degree in Business Management and Associates Degree in Loss Prevention Management.  He graduated from the Police Executive Leadership College in 2000 and the FBI National Academy in March, 2011. 

Chief Hartinger is passionate about teaching police officers and others in a wide variety of topics.  He is certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy as an instructor in the Ohio Basic Police Academy, and was recently a part-time Police Academy Coordinator with Butler Tech.  He also teaches advanced Law Enforcement topics including police supervision, Below100, excited delirium response, basic and defensive driving techniques, and pursuit termination techniques, as well as numerous other law enforcement topics.  Paul is a member of the Hamilton County Association Chief’s of Police (HCACP), Ohio Association Chiefs of Police (OACP), International Association Chief’s of Police (IACP), The Association of Law Enforcement Emergency Response Trainers (ALERT), and the International Association of Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA). 

Chief Hartinger is married and has four children.  His hobbies include genealogy research, physical fitness, backpacking, kayaking, and a variety of wilderness experiences.

Chief Hartinger can be reached via email at or phone at 745-8555.