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  • Administration
  • Road Patrol
    • The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol unit consists of Deputy Sheriffs that enforce the laws of the State of Ohio within the more than 400 square miles of Shelby County, including the City of Sidney and the outlying villages.These officers drive marked patrol cars and respond to a variety of call types. Their shifts could be spent handling automobile crashes, investigating domestic incidents, neighbor disputes, unruly children, serving civil process papers, writing citations for traffic violations, and investigations of any criminal activity.If you need more information, or have concerns or want to leave comments about your neighborhood, please feel free to email us at
  • Jail
  • Detective Section
    • The detective division of the Sheriff’s Office is staffed with three full-time detectives.  They are responsible for investigations of the more serious crimes that may require many man hours of follow-up. Any tips about criminal acts can be referred to Chief Deputy James Frye at 937-494-2117.   You can remain anonymous.Detectives investigate all crimes such as murder, kidnapping, rapes, sexual assaults, burglaries, drug trafficking or manufacturing, and arson investigations in conjunction with the local task force. In general, the detective division is primarily involved in cases that would be classified as a felony crime.On a daily basis, detectives review each day’s shift activities reports from the day before.  A new lead to an old crime in constantly looked for in a sustained effort to bring suspects into the system and help Shelby County victims find closure to a case that has grown old.Each year detectives interview hundreds of people in the course of their investigations.  Interviewing suspects and witnesses is a recognized technique that leads to the solving of crimes that are unrelated to the actual crime that is being investigated.   The interviewing of people is probably the one most common task that a detective is required to perform on a daily basis.In recent years technology has brought the Internet to the availability to all citizens.  With the Internet has come a new wave of crime that continues to grow as fast as the criminal’s imagination will take him.   Detectives will investigate all internet related crimes as the circumstances dictate.If you have any drug related questions or tips, please contact Sheriff Lenhart at 937.498-7833. If needed, you can remain anonymous.
  • SORN Unit
  • ODOT Unit
  • City Work Crew
  • Animal Shelter
  • SRT – Special Response Team
    • The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (S.R.T.) was formed in 1994 and consisted of six members.  Today, the team consists of ten highly trained members, one of those a team paramedic.  The team also has at its disposal two trained hostage negotiators and Communications Specialists.The team’s primary mission is that of rapid tactical deployment with special weapons and tactics on an “as-needed” basis during an existing or a perceived emergency situation, such as a high-risk warrant service, barricaded or armed subjects, hostage situations, riot condition, or a vehicle/bus take-down.Members are on call 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.   The team trains eight hours every month.Members are all cross-trained in different aspects of the team, for example sub-machine guns, tactical long rifles, chemical munitions, diversion devices, and even the long and short range tactical projectiles.Lt. Mark Henman serves as the team commander.  He is responsible for all logistical matters of the team during an incident response.  He is also responsible for setting up the team’s training and weapon qualifications.Current team members are:

      Commander Mark Henman
      Team Leader  Bill Booth
      Communication Officer Sgt. Mike Wick
      Sgt  Sctott Atwood
      Sgt. Aaron Steinke
      Deputy Bill Booth
      Deputy Rich Wade
      Detective Dave Spicer
      Detective Chris Brown
      Deputy Jeff Morris
      Deputy Frank Bleigh
      Team Doctor Scott Roddy
      Hostage Negotiator Lt. Joanie Henry

      Patch Information: Sorry we will not send out the crest patch.  This is a respected symbol exclusively for our team members.

  • K-9 Unit
    • Deputy Frank Bleigh is the handler for our current K-9 Colt.  Colt is a multi-purpose dog, providing drug detection, patrol assistance, building searches, suspect tracking, lost or injured persons as well as handler protection.The K-9 Unit is available for demonstrations (schedule permitting) for any social group or gathering that may be interested.  If interested, please contact Sheriff Lenhart to schedule a demonstration.  This service is free of charge.
  • Sherrif’s Reserve Deputies
    • Reserve Deputy Sheriffs are volunteers who are utilized to supplement the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement manpower. Just like their full-time counterparts they are professionally trained and duly sworn.   Make no mistake, they have the same arrest powers and are generally assigned the same duties.The Reserve staff performs general law enforcement duties, including crime prevention, investigations, responds to incident calls, control traffic, and enforces the laws of the State of Ohio.   Many Reserve Deputies assist for special details such as the Hickory Hills Country Concert Festival, many local community festivals and parades, the Shelby County Fair, and other local high school sporting events.Reserve Deputies include a variety of professionals such as maintenance technicians, teachers, firefighters, EMT’s, accountants, investment brokers, and even people who own their own business.The Reserve unit has its own rank structure and the deputies are provided routine in-service training as well as specialized training throughout the year.  In addition every Reserve Deputy is expected to attend a monthly meeting.In order to maintain their commission, Reserve deputies are required to serve a minimum of ten (10) hours per month, but most greatly exceed this minimum. The Reserve unit totals approximately 10,000 hours per year in voluntary service with more than 90 percent of that in direct law enforcement and crime prevention activities.If you reside in Shelby County and are interested in becoming a Reserve Officer for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office contact Sheriff Lenhart at 937.498.7833.