Phone Admin: 419.424.7097 Emergency: 419.422.2424 OR 911
Admin Hours Mon - Fri 9:00AM - 4:00PM

In accordance with applicable federal, state and local law, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office provides equal opportunities for applicants and employees, regardless of race, gender expression, age, pregnancy, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental handicap. Genetic information, veteran status, sex or any other protected class or status. The Office does not show partiality or grant any special status to any applicant, employee or group of employees unless otherwise required by law.

The Office will recruit and hire only those individuals who demonstrate a commitment to service and who possess the traits and characteristics that reflect personal integrity and high ethical standards.

Resumes are accepted any time.
Resumes may be mailed, emailed, or dropped off during general business hours (Monday-Friday 9:00AM – 4:00PM) excluding legal holiday.

Resumes and general employment inquiries can be directed to


General Employment Requirements
ResumeValid Ohio Driver's License (with no more than 4 points) or State ID Card
Must successfully pass extensive background investigationNo convictions of misdemeanor crimes
No convictions of felony crimesApplicants are subject to drug screening
Applicants are subject to physical testingApplicants are subject to psychological testing

Current Position Openings

Employment Opportunities

Enforcement Division - Road Patrol

Road Patrol - General Duties

Road Patrol General Requirements

Enforce motor vehicle, state, and criminal lawsOhio Peace Officer Certified
Respond to a variety of incidents which may include vehicle crashes, domestic disturbances, thefts, & harrassment complaintsKnowledge of general police methods and procedures
Direct and control trafficKnowledge of State and Criminal laws

Special Units

Able to operate a motor vehicle
ERT - Emergency Response TeamCommunicate verbally and written
K-9 - CaninesEffectively deal with the public
SRO - School Resource OfficersReact well in an emergency situation
InvestigationsWithstand vigorous physical activity
Drug Task ForceKnowledgeable of firearms usage
Knowledgeable of radio operations
Knowledgeable of first aid

Enforcement Division - Communications

Communicationss - General Duties

Communications General Requirements

Receive and effectively direct all incoming calls from the public including calls for emergency assistanceKnowledge of Public Relations
Receive and transmit radio communications to Deputies in the fieldKnowledge of Office procedures
Record all telphone calls and radio trafficSkilled in the operation of radio transmitters and receiving equipment
Monitor alarms, security cameras, doors, fire systems, & security systemsCommunicate verbally and written
Able to recognize unusual threatening conditions
Able to take appropriate action in all situations
Communicate effectively with the public
The Hancock County Sheriff's Office will provide additional training for specifics to this office

Corrections Division

Corrections - General Duties

Corrections General Requirements

Receive and discharge inmates completing the entire booking process including fingerprinting, photographing and searchesKnowledge of Corrections Procedures and Methods
Responsible for the movement of inmates from one location to another within the facilityKnowledge of regulatory requirements governing jail operations
Monitor inmate visitation activities while ensuring the proper level of securityExercise sound judgement under possible stressful situations
Patrol housing areas to ensure the proper level of security, health and welfare of inmatesCommunicate verbally and written
Monitor closed circuit television, intercom systems, security vestibules, and jail cells.Withstand vigorous physical activity
Knowledge of proper search techniques
Communicate effectively with the public
Ability to measure existing facility conditions against regulatory requirements
The Hancock County Sheriff's Office will provide 136-Hour Corrections Academy Training