The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office exists to protect the constitutional rights of each member of the community we serve by affirmatively promoting a climate of safety and security among all persons within our jurisdiction. The success of our mission will be realized by constantly working to achieve excellence in providing efficient and effective services to our community in a professional manner and by encouraging the active participation of our community in those efforts.
The Corrections Division operates all adult detention facilities in Wayne County under the jurisdiction of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.
The Patrol Division is responsible for providing primary police service to the unincorporated villages and townships within Wayne County.
The Sheriff is responsible for serving summonses, subpoenas, civil and criminal decrees originating from the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and all other county courts. In addition, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office administers all sheriff sales, orders of executions and distribution of funds.
The Medway DEA is one of the oldest drug task forces in the State of Ohio. Medway was founded in 1974 as a Council of Governments and is funded through a county wide tax levy. Medway is the only law enforcement agency in Wayne County that specifically investigates drug trafficking organizations, and other drug related crimes. All Medway Agents are certified through the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, and commissioned through the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.