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 Wayne County Jail has been recognized as one of the best designed and most secure detention facilities in Ohio.
The Patrol Division is responsible for providing primary police service to the unincorporated villages and townships within Wayne County. Each deputy is trained in the areas of first aid, firearms, human relations, patrol techniques and procedures, domestic violence, mental illness, alcohol abuse, narcotics, gambling, vice, juvenile delinquency, traffic control, accident investigations, and all phases of criminal investigations.
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.