Welcome to the Oxford Township , Butler County Ohio website

The eleventh in order of creation, Oxford Township was erected from Milford Township by the Butler County Commissioners (James Blackburn, William Robison, and John Wingate) on August 5, 1811, with these boundaries:

So much of the township of Milford as lies within the following boundaries, to wit: Beginning at the northwest corner of the county of Butler; thence south with the western boundary line of the said county of Butler to the southwest corner of township numbered five in the first range east of the meridian line drawn from the mouth of the Great Miami river; thence east with the southern boundary line of the same township to the southeast corner thereof; thence north with the eastern boundary line thereof to the north boundary line of the said county of Butler; thence west with the same to the place of beginning.

The first election of township officers was held at Sylvester Lyons's house on August 24, 1811. When Butler County was originally divided into townships, this land was in St. Clair Township. The site was chosen by the State of Ohio for a college in order to fulfill the unkept promise of John Cleves Symmes. (See College Township for more details.)

Police Chief Michael D. “Bubba” Goins (1948-2021)


Police Chief Michael D. “Bubba” Goins

Police Chief Michael David “Bubba” Goins (1957-2021)

Mike was born March 16, 1957 in Hamilton to Franklon House and Gayle Weber. He attended Hamilton Taft High School and graduated in 1975.

Immediately after high school, he began working in law enforcement with the Oxford Township, Miami University, and Ross Township Police Departments.

Officer Goins joined the Butler County Sheriff’s Office and served as a Deputy Sheriff from September 5, 1996 to November 30, 2005.

On February 2, 2006, Deputy Goins took over as Police Chief at the Oxford Township Police Department. By mid-2021, he had served as Chief for 15 years and his community almost 46 years.

He was universally admired, respected, and befriended by law enforcement officers in the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Oxford Police Department, Miami University Police Department, and Oxford Township Police Department.

Police responded to his home on June 24, 2021 and found that he had not survived an apparent medical issue. He was 64.

He was predeceased by his mother, Gayle Jean Goins, and adoptive father, Jarvis Lee Goins. Chief Goins is survived by his wife of 31 years, Beverly Goins; children, Katie Marie (Kevin) Fletcher, Grace Goins, Dana Gayle (Rob) Hollingsworth, and Kyle James (Hanna Scherzinger) Goins; grandsons, Hunter, Lincoln, and Trevor; father, Franklon (Denise) House; siblings, James (Juanita) Goins, Mark (Samantha) Goins, Bill (Theresa) Goins, and Kathryn (Barry) Tutt; and half-siblings, Jason House and Valerie House.

A Public Memorial was held in Chief Goins honor on July 1, 2021. It was attend by over 100 people and over 20 area police departments arrived to help us pay respect to an Honorable Man who dedicated his life to Public Service. We thank all who helped make this memorial possible in our time of mourning.

Welcome to Oxford Township Ohio, located in the Northwestern corner of Butler County, where it meets Preble County, Ohio, and Union County, Indiana. Our town is a very special place, with special people who have a deep appreciation for the Community's history and tradition.

In Oxford Township we feel everyone is family, and families are most important. Oxford Township is simply a great place to live, work, and play for people who cherish small town living and traditional American values. Whether you're a first time visitor to our community, or considering moving here to reside, raise a family or start a business, we want you to know that the employees of Oxford Township are here to serve you.

If you have a complaint on an Oxford Township Officer, Neighbor, or want to report criminal activity you can report directly to Chief by contacts below or report it anonymously by clicking the See Something Send Something app below.


Police Department: 513-523-7131

Fax: 513-523-6397

Dispatch: 513-785-1300 option 9

Emergency: 911

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 712

Oxford, Ohio 45056

Physical Address:

925 South Main Street

Oxford, Ohio 45056

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