How to Apply for a CCW License

Apply for CCW Training & License

*** COVID-19 Precautions *** After extensive communication with the Hamilton County Health Commissioner, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil has taken pre-cautionary measures to protect our deputies, … [ Read More ]

Visiting Inmates

Visiting Inmates

Visits at the Hamilton County Justice Center are limited to 15 minutes. No visiting on Sundays, Mondays, and holidays. Maximum of four (4) people to visit, including children. We do not limit it to … [ Read More ]

Behind the Badge: Reports from Sheriff Jim Neil and Chief Deputy Mark Schoonover

Sheriff Jim Neil

Sheriff Neil

Sheriff Jim Neil is a lifelong resident of Hamilton County.  He has a great appreciation for the history of Greater Cincinnati and the heritage of its law-enforcement community.  Sheriff Neil is very proud to be a second-generation … [ Read More ]

Chief Deputy Mark Schoonover

Chief Schoonover

Chief Deputy Mark Schoonover has been a resident of Hamilton County since 1993, and is married to his wife, Anne, since 1979.  They have two children and four grandchildren.  Chief Schoonover’s eldest son is a Lieutenant with the Hamilton C … [ Read More ]