Tipp deputy chief of police resigns following alleged OVI

Staff report

TIPP CITY – Tipp City’s deputy chief of police has submitted her resignation Wednesday after an alleged OVI violation in Troy.

Tipp City Chief of Police Greg Adkins said Deputy Chief Stephanie Slepicka was placed on leave Wednesday, Dec. 22, for an alleged violation of operating a vehicle impaired and possession of weapons while intoxicated.

Adkins said that after a review of the information provided by Troy Police, there was enough evidence to support an administrative investigation into the incident.

Slepicka’s resignation will be effective Dec. 27.

According to online court records, the Troy Police Department charged Slepicka, 43, of Union, with fifth-degree felony improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle, first-degree misdemeanor possession of weapons while under the influence, and first-degree misdemeanor OVI.

Slepicka is scheduled to be arraigned on Dec. 28.

The Miami Valley Today’s news partners at WDTN contributed to this story.