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Charmaine McGuffey

Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey is a 33-year veteran of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, and is the highest ranking woman in the history of the Sheriff’s Office. She held the rank of Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, and Major prior to being elected Sheriff in November 2020.

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The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is a progressive law-enforcement agency with many career advancement opportunities.

Few are called to a career in law enforcement. Fewer still can meet the rigorous standards required of a Hamilton County Deputy Sheriff. If you are ready for a challenging and fulfilling career, explore our hiring process and qualifications.

Our Divisions


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This division delivers training in accordance with the Sheriff’s policies, as well as state and federal standards, information systems, and oversees warrants, records, and identifications.

Court Services


This multi-faceted operation has diverse responsibilities, which include: court security, building security, public auction of properties, felony warrant and indictment, prisoner transportation, registration of convicted sex offenders, and more. 

Jail Services


We are responsible for the operation of all adult detention facilities in Hamilton County that are under the jurisdiction of the Sheriff’s Office. This includes 437 uniformed Corrections Officers, Supervisors, and support service personnel.



We provide primary police service to 12 unincorporated townships within Hamilton County, and work hand-in-hand with officers on the road.

Recent News

2023 Black Family Reunion Parade

Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office had an amazing time at the Black Family Reunion Parade! This incredibly important weekend celebrating Black


Corporal Hatter Recognition

The Board of Directors for the Hamilton County Developmental honored HCSO Corporal Michael Hatter for his selfless services to a person with developmental disabilities in