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Delaware County Sheriff

Responsibilities: To provide services to the courts, to oversee the county jail, and to act as chief law enforcement for the county.

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  • Russell Martin

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US Phone Number (740) 833-2863
Education Bachelors in Science Bowling Green S.U.
Work Experience 40 Years of continual law enforcement experience. 16 as either a Chief of Police or County Sheriff
Affiliations Buckeye State Sheriffs Assoc. Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police FBI National Academy
Twitter @sheriffrmartin
Our charge is to provide public safety, support our local court system and manage and oversee the county jail.
Not only will we be stretched to provide services to a still growing county but we understand the changing landscape in regards to public perception and expectations. While our core functions will remain the same we desire to maintain legitimacy in how we function and as we continue to foster community confidence as we fulfill the social contract. We need to continue to provide the best trained and competent deputies possible and support them with the resources and oversight to help them be successful. They are in drastic need of new facilities in which to report to and work from.
We have a robust social media presence along with transparent relationships with all the local media outlets. The "Sunshine Laws" require transparency in our management and reporting and we have begun an intentional and strategic outreach initiative. We also have a very active community engagement division that includes our school resource officers and community presentations.