The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Administration consists of the Sheriff, Chief Deputy and a number of administrative sub-units including Community Relations, Employee Services, and Fiscal.
The Sheriff is an elected official who derives his authority, duties and responsibilities from the Ohio Revised Code (ORC). The Sheriff is sworn to uphold the duties and responsibilities of his office and to uphold laws established by the United States and Ohio Constitutions.
The Sheriff appoints Deputy Sheriffs to perform the duties and responsibilities of the Sheriff’s Office and he regulates the powers and authority of the Deputies in accordance with departmental requirements, needs and assignments.
The Chief Deputy of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is the highest ranking, non-elected, law-enforcement position in Hamilton County and is second in command of the Sheriff’s Office. The Chief Deputy is responsible for the day to day operations of the Sheriff’s Office, and is the commanding officer of approximately 800 Sheriff’s uniformed and support personnel.
The Sheriff’s Administration includes Major Rarrick (Enforcement), Major Hendrick (Court Services), Major Ketteman (Jail Services), Major Price (Training), and Major Hartzler (Fusion Center) – all of which have a wealth of experience and distinguished careers in the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.
Media and Public Relations
This section is the central source of information for all media requests. Community Relations also responds to queries from citizens in general. This section gathers information for dissemination to local, state, national and international media.
In addition to media and citizen queries, this section also oversees social media (Facebook and Twitter) and assists in coordinating events to be more accessible and transparent.
This section is responsible for ensuring office-wide responsibilities are being met, examining resources and operations, monitoring adherence of policies and procedures, and inspecting facilities and personnel.
Oversees employee contracts, business contracts, works with the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office as our legal counsel, and responds to complaints or inquiries from employees or their bargaining unit.
The Sheriff’s Office is committed to running a professional organization, and will be held to a high standard. Internal Affairs is involved with each Division on a daily basis. IA may be contacted at 513-946-6650, or by fax at 513-946-6655.
1000 Sycamore St., Room 110
Cincinnati, OH 45202