Frank P. Stiles

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Author, chief investigator, and retired police detective



Frank Stiles grew up in Toledo, Ohio. The youngest of nine children, he learned valuable lessons from the older children during his adolescent years.


In high school he participated in many sports including football, basketball, track, and was the city of Toledo's light-heavyweight Golden Gloves Champion.


Drafted by the U.S. Army on October 2, 1961, he completed a two year tour of duty in France.


He joined the Toledo Police Division on April 2, 1965. After two years as a street cop he was promoted to Detective. During his next 23 years he worked as an investigator throughout the Detective Bureau, receiving many Policeman of the Year awards. After being promoted to sergeant, he supervised almost all sections of the bureau and investigated many of the division's high-profiled crimes.


He taught at the Toledo Police Academy and lectured at local universities. A highly decorated police officer, Frank Stiles believes everyone has the right to live in a society free from fear and intrusion, and he has dedicated his career toward that goal. 


Retiring after 25 years with the police division, he took a position with Lion Stores as their Loss Prevention Director.


In January, 1999, he was hired by the Lucas County Prosecuting Attorney Julia R. Bates as the office's Chief Investigator, and remains there today.