Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office

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The Sheriff’s Office works hard every day to protect Hamilton County. We want to hear from you, too. That’s why we’re committed to giving you the clear answers you deserve to any questions you may have. We’re here to help. 

Connect with us today by sending us an email or phone call. You can also fill out all required fields in one of the forms below, provide as much information as you can about your specific question or situation, and a knowledgeable staff member will respond in a timely manner. 

Thank you for reaching out to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

Phone Directory

Community Affairs Helpline – 513-946-6565

Sheriff’s Office – Main Office513-946-6400
Court Services513-946-5320
Execution Section513-946-5340
Felony Warrants513-946-5350
Professional Standards513-946-6650
Organized Crime513-352-3673
Personnel Office513-946-6600
Process Section513-946-5320
Social Services513-946-6356
District One / Patrol Headquarters (Whitewater, Harrison, Crosby, and Miami Townships)513-825-1500
Village of Cleves513-467-2860
District Three (Sycamore and Symmes Townships)513-683-3444
District Four (Columbia Township and the Village of Silverton)513-936-6220
District Five (Anderson Township)513-474-5770
District Six (Village of Lincoln Heights)513-274-2662
Criminal Investigation Section513-851-6000
Property Office513-595-7471
Jail Services Main513-946-6600
Classification                                        513-946-6350
Intake                                                         513-946-6139
Medical                                                      513-946-6500
Property Office                                       513-946-6330
Reading Rd. Facility                                513-946-6750

Submit a Tip

If your tip regards a current emergency, please call 911 immediately. Thank you for helping keep Hamilton County safe. 

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Public Records Request

We are committed to transparency. To submit a public records request, please complete and submit a request form.

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Submit a Compliment/Complaint

The most appropriate person to file a complaint is the person experiencing or witnessing alleged employee misconduct rather than uninvolved third parties.

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Jail Services

Corrections Officers play a critical role in the custody, security, and treatment of inmates or detainees while learning and developing the interpersonal skills required to perform a range of corrections officer assignments. Working in the jail provides valuable experience, knowledge, and communication to prepare Deputies to move into various roles within the Sheriff’s Office.

Our employment process is rigorous, and we only select those few who are passionate about engaging with their community and serving those around them. Due to the significance of the sworn position, applicants must always be truthful in their application responses and during the entire certification/hiring process. Failure to be truthful during the certification/employment process may disqualify an applicant. Truthfulness and candor in this application process are important requirements for becoming a Correctional Officer.

Corrections Academy

Corrections Officers are hired into our 10-week, paid Corrections Academy, where they learn Teamwork, Inmate communication/de-escalation tactics, Teamwork, physical conditioning, defensive tactics, first aid, and laws/regulations. Students must meet the testing, attendance, and physical conditioning requirements to complete the Academy successfully. Recruits learn a sense of community and Accountability the HCSO way:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Candidate must have a High School Diplo9ma or GED equivalence
  • Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license and a clean driving history
  • Candidate must be able to pass a drug screening, medical examination by a licensed physician, and a CVSA (lie detector)
  • Candidate must be 18 years of age prior to the hire date
  • Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or Naturalization Certified
  • Candidate must have a clean criminal record, including no felony convictions
  • Candidate must not have had a DUI conviction within the past five years and no more than two in a lifetime
  • Candidate must have an Honorable Military Discharge, if applicable

Applicants may be disqualified from consideration for certification/employment as a Correctional Officer if it is determined that the applicant:

  • Was untruthful, deliberately omitted, concealed, or falsified relevant facts during the certification/employment consideration process;
  • Been convicted of a felony;
  • Committed serious employment-related crimes;
  • Sold illegal drugs;
  • Used illegal drugs within a specific period of time; OR
  • Acquired extensive debt or evidence of extreme financial negligence


Corrections Officers work 12-hour shifts: 7 am – 7 pm or 7 pm to 7 am. There is occasionally mandatory overtime in 4-hour increments. There is also a mandatory shift that is worked once every 30 days.

Please note:  If you apply for a corrections officer position, most communication(s) from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office will be via email. It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to ensure your email address is current in your online profile and that you check your email, including “Spam” and “Junk” folders, to ensure you do not miss any notifications. In addition to checking your personal email account, you may also check for notifications by logging in to the online application system and utilizing your login and password.