Joint Police Advisory Council (JPAC)


The Council develops and maintains productive lines of communication between members of the City-University community and the police departments who serve them. The Council emphasizes shared solutions that make optimal use of resources that best meet the needs of the overall community. The meetings occur the first Thursday of every month.


The Chief of Police from the City of Athens and Chief of Police from Ohio University are permanent members. The President of Ohio University appoints individuals representing the university community and the Mayor appoints 11 individuals. Term length is three years, except for student representatives whose serve one academic year.


  • 1st Thursday of every month
  • 5:00 PM (time can vary)
  • Front Conference Room 1st floor City Building
Mayoral Appointees Representing Term Ending
Burchfield, Molly At Large Victim's Advocate August 2022
Dahn, Karen Neighborhood Association August 2020
Gyurko, Liesl At Large Service Community August 2022
Modayil, Maria At Large City of Athens August 2020
Pashtun, M. Hashim At Large Underrepresented Constituents August 2019
Rapp Lee, Ally Landlord Community August 2021
Stock, Toby At Large Commuter Community August 2020
Thomas, Josh Chamber of Commerce August 2019
 Grace, Sarah (City Council Representative)    
 Chiki, Andrew (Deputy Service-Safety Director)    
 Pyle, Tom (Chief of Police)    
 Stone, Andrew B. (Service-Safety Director)