Geauga County Sheriff's Office
The Geauga County Sheriff is assigned many responsibilities under the Ohio Revised Code. Most of these responsibilities primarily fall into one of five categories. The first responsibility the Sheriff has is to run the County Jail. He is responsible for security, housing and care for the inmates awaiting trial or serving a jail sentence imposed by the Courts. Geauga County has a new 182 bed facility with state of the art security systems.
The second is to run the County Dispatch system. The Geauga County Sheriff’s Office dispatches or handles radio and telephone duties for eleven law enforcement agencies and thirteen fire and rescue companies. The Dispatch Center handles nearly 8,000 incoming phone calls per month
Third is to serve the courts by providing security, delivering writs or papers of the court, and the service of warrants. Deputies handle prisoner transports to and from penal institutions, serve arrest warrants throughout the United States and perform court ordered sales of property. We assist the courts with jury duty notices, summons and subpoenas.
The fourth responsibility is our records. At the Sheriff’s Office, we generate a lot of records or documents and maintaining them, filing them, and retrieving them is vitally important. Our records have to be shared regularly with courts, other law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, insurance companies, the public and others.
The final responsibility is to provide law enforcement services in the County. Deputies can also be called upon to assist other Sheriffs in other counties during emergencies.
In Geauga County, the Sheriff’s Office is the largest law enforcement agency in the county. Besides the responsibilities already listed, many other tasks such as sex offender registration, the issuing of permits to qualified persons allowing them to carry a concealed weapon and other duties are also assigned to the County Sheriff. The Sheriff performs many tasks that are unique and not performed by other law enforcement agencies.
I thank you for the opportunity to serve the residents of Geauga County as your Sheriff.