Sheriff Tedd Frazier
The only elected law enforcement officer in our state is the Sheriff. The candidate must meet all qualifications to be elected to the Office of Sheriff, and as in all elected positions, the Sheriff is accountable to the citizens of his home county.
The Sheriff must put his record out to the citizens for approval every 4 years, beside the personal accountability required of him. The Sheriff is a professional, trained in the latest law enforcement techniques and criminal justice procedures.
Since the September 11th, 2001 attack on our country, the Sheriff is working with many federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to keep abreast of the latest alerts and changes in our Homeland Security efforts.
The Sheriff is the Chief law enforcement officer in the county. The cities and villages have their respective police agencies to enforce all laws within their boundaries. The Ohio State Highway Patrol enforces laws on state owned and leased property, however the Sheriff and his Deputies have the authority to enforce all laws anywhere in the county.
The Sheriff is more than an individual, he has the personnel behind him, made up of Deputies, Dispatchers, Clerks and Jail officials. These people are dedicated to protecting and serving our citizens.
The Deputies are sworn law enforcement officers. They are appointed by the Sheriff to uphold the laws and preserve the peace. The Sheriff needs the support of the community to be effective. You can help by taking steps to protect yourself and your family from becoming victims of crime and accidents. Be an informed citizen, communicate with the Sheriff's office so we can be more aware of how we can best serve you.