Major Robert Chabali
East Patrol Operations Division
Major Robert Chabali graduated from the Dayton Police Academy in December 1978. He worked uniform patrol in the Central Business District and in the Third District from 1978-1983, served in the Narcotics Unit between 1983-1986, and was a Property and Violent Crimes Detective from 1986-1988. He was promoted to Sergeant in August 1988, advanced to Lieutenant in 1991, was promoted to Commander of the Narcotics Unit in 1991, and was named District Commander in 2000.
Major Chabali also was as a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) from 1988 - 2010, where he served as Commander since 1991. Beginning in 2003 he was assigned as an Incident Commander to major critical incidents.
Major Chabali has also been a board member of the National Tactical Officers Association since 1998, where he currently serves as the Secretary of the board. He is a graduate of the 2007 Police Executive Leadership College.