Chief Stephen L. Mylett was inducted by District Governor Jones as a member of the Rotary Club of Akron on January 3, 2023. 
He was sponsored by Steve Buie and previously served as a Rotary member in Bellevue, Washington. 
All members present were asked to stand and everyone then unanimously agreed that "we, as members, now welcome Chief Mylett as a colleague, and friend and we assure him of our friendship, assistance and support." 
About Chief Mylett
Stephen L. Mylett was sworn in as Chief of Police of the Akron Police Department on Thursday, August 19, 2021.Chief Mylett was born and raised in New York and comes from a long line of police officers. 
He started his policing career in 1985 when he joined the United States Air Force where he served as a Security Policeman.
Following an honorable discharge, he joined the Corpus Christi, Texas Police Department from 1989-2011. He rose through the ranks from cadet to Assistant Chief.  After retiring from CCPD, he joined The City of Southlake, Texas where he was named Chief of Police until 2015.  He then began as the Chief of the Bellevue, Washington Police Department until being named Chief of Police of Akron.   
Chief Mylett now commands the department’s 447 officers and supervisors, 43 Reserve officers and 33 civilians that serve Akron’s 198,000 citizens.
He has a bachelor’s degree from Midwestern State University in Texas and a master’s degree in criminal justice leadership and management from Sam Houston State University.
Chief Mylett has been married for over 31 years to JoAnn. They have 4 adult children and 3 grandchildren.
Unfortunately, many of the hobbies he once enjoyed had centered in sports, but due to a series of in-the-line-of-duty injuries his ability to engage in those hobbies has been significantly impacted.