Union Township’s Lt. Tony Rees honored

Left, Clermont County Sheriff Leahy presents UTPD Lt. Rees with the Safety & Justice Award.

Congratulations to Union Township Police Lieutenant Tony Rees, who was honored with the Safety and Justice Award at the Clermont Chamber’s annual Salute to Leaders Banquet May 1.

Lt. Rees is a veteran police officer with more than 20 years’ experience, all with the UTPD. He has served as police officer, investigator and patrol sergeant, as well as staff services sergeant, prior to being promoted to lieutenant in 2015. Lt. Rees possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, and is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute.

As commander of the Operations Bureau of the UTPD, Lt. Rees has been involved in all aspects of police management, from the Patrol Division to Staff Service and Personnel divisions.

Among his achievements noted in the Salute to Leaders Award were the initiation of the UTPD Citizens’ Police Academy in 2007 and his election to the presidency of the Batavia Rotary in 2017. With the Rotary, he helped provide thesauruses and dictionaries to Batavia and Clermont Northeastern school students. He is currently chairing a program to plant a tree for every Batavia Rotary member at UC Clermont College and greenspaces around Batavia.

He is the volunteer organizer for the Crimestoppers Drug Drop Offs.

Lt. Rees has volunteered for the American Legion’s Shop with A Cop program each Christmas.

He has coached boys’ basketball at St. Thomas More School.

The Union Township Police Department and Board of Trustees are proud of Lt. Rees, and, with the Clermont Chamber, salute him! Congratulations, Lt. Rees!