The Wayne County
Sheriff's Office operates from offices in the Wayne County Justice
Center, which was constructed in 1977. The Wayne County Justice
Center includes a multi-jurisdictional communication center
providing radio communications to local law enforcement agencies
and fire departments, in addition to specialized services for the
hearing impaired community, National Weather Service and Disaster Services Agency. In August 1989, Wayne County became an enhanced
911 community to better serve its citizens. Every division
of the Sheriff's Office is staffed 24 hours a day.
Division operates all adult detention facilities in Wayne County under the
jurisdiction of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. The Wayne County Jail has been
recognized as one of the best designed and most secure detention facilities in Ohio.
In addition, the Wayne County Jail has been awarded numerous Certificates of Excellence from the Ohio Department
of Corrections and The National Corrections Association of Health for their
continual excellence in compliance with state standards.
The Wayne County Jail offers several
rehabilitation programs to inmates. Currently, services are offered for alcohol and
drug addiction, mental health counseling, GED, physical education, a work
release program, community work programs and religious services.
Division is responsible for providing primary police service to
the unincorporated villages and townships within Wayne County.
Each deputy is trained in the areas of first aid, firearms, human
relations, patrol techniques and procedures, domestic violence,
mental illness, alcohol abuse, narcotics, gambling, vice, juvenile
delinquency, traffic control, accident investigations, and all
phases of criminal investigations.
sheriff's deputies are responsible for serving arrest warrants
generated by Wayne County Common Pleas Court, Probate Court, Juvenile
Court, Municipal Court and Small Claims Court.
A staff of
deputies are assigned to follow-up investigations of serious
crimes reported to the Sheriff, and assist other jurisdictions
The Sheriff is responsible
for serving summonses, subpoenas, civil and criminal decrees
originating from the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and all other
In addition, the Wayne County
Sheriff's Office administers all sheriff sales, orders of executions
and distribution of funds.