Mifflin Township Administrator Nancy White swore in Darik Brueninger as the newest officer to join the township on Wednesday evening at 400 W Johnstown Rd. in Gahanna. A long-time resident of Central Ohio, he will serve as a full-time police officer in the unincorporated area of Mifflin Township.
Breuninger started his career in retail, gaining sales and customer service experience, but transitioned to law enforcement during the COVID-19 pandemic to fulfill his lifetime dream of becoming a police officer. He attended Central Ohio Technical College, where he was recognized on the Dean’s Honors List for academic achievement and graduated in Spring 2021 with a Certificate in Law Enforcement. He received his Ohio Peace Officer Training certification in May of 2021.
“Breuninger’s achievements in training and strong people skills will be an asset to Mifflin Township,” said Mifflin Township Police Chief Tammy Phillips. “He is beginning his career at an unprecedented time, but we believe he will continue to establish our department’s high standard of trust and service with the residents and visitors we serve.”
Mifflin Township has a police department that serves the unincorporated township areas. The Department has six full-time officers to maintain 24-hour police protection in the community. The department conducts additional on-the-job training for all new officers.