top of page
  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons


On May 30, 2023, Mayor Matt Miller administered the oath of office to new Police Officer Joseph Artrip.

Artrip, 27, of Ashland, previously worked as a Sergeant for the Shelby Police Department and a Corrections Officer for the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office.

Having prior law enforcement experience, Artrip will shadow trainers for three to four months to learn organizational procedures while becoming more familiar with operations.

Artrip is excited about the opportunity to work in public safety for the City of Ashland, stating, “I like the sense of community and the culture at APD. I have always wanted to work here.”

Mayor Miller reminded those in attendance about the essential qualities needed to succeed as a police officer. With integrity, dedication, and sacrifice at the forefront, he encouraged the officers to remain humble and diligent while serving the citizens of Ashland.

This appointment brings the Ashland Police Division to 32 full-time police officers.


bottom of page