Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office



At the Sheriff’s Office, we know that you want to serve your community and feel safe. That’s something we have in common. To help you reach your goals, we’ve provided links to help you access the quick information you need and to help you resolve issues easily online.

Whether you’re here to learn more about Hamilton County or to request a specific service, you’ll find everything you need right here.

Submit a Tip

Provide information about a possible drug-related crime, suspicious situation, or any illegal activities you may have noticed. You can contact us by phone, email or text—and keep your identity anonymous so you can feel secure. 

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

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Request a Concealed Carry Permit

Use our convenient online scheduling tool to select an appointment time that works for you. In the meantime, check out the list of everything you need to prepare for a successful application and visit. 

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Schedule a Background Check

We make it simple to get the information you need from our records system. View available appointment times, access required forms, and put together everything you’ll need for a seamless, stress-free experience.

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Request a Deputy

Whether you seek support for enhanced security, require deputy presence at a specific event, or would like the Pipe & Drum Corps to provide a dignified musical presence at your service, ceremony, or parade, you’ll find the information you need here. 

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Search Sex Offenders

Access our constantly-updated database of information about currently-published offenders. Quickly learn what you need to know about community safety and awareness of the offenders living in Ohio’s neighborhoods. 

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Search Child Support Violations

We’re all working to help keep Ohio’s children safe and healthy. Easily find the accurate information you need to ensure support for the young and vulnerable in our community.

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Search Property Sales

Find all of the information you seek about Sheriff’s Sales and the properties in our community. Search the Weekly Property Sales Database by date of sale, street address, township, and more.

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Unsure of the services that would most support you and your goals? Connect with the Sheriff’s Office today and we’ll help you find exactly what you need. 

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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.