Sheriff Deborah K. Burchett serves as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in Clark County. Per Ohio Revised Code, the Sheriff’s Office is tasked with the responsibility of preserving the peace of the public, overseeing the enforcement of court orders, providing courthouse security, and jail operations within its jurisdiction.


The Sheriff’s Office is located 25 miles northeast of Dayton, Ohio, and 40 miles west of Columbus, Ohio, on Interstate 70.


The Sheriff’s Office is comprised of the following staff:

  • Sheriff
  • Chief deputy
  • Majors
  • Lieutenants
  • Sergeants
  • Deputies
  • Corrections Officers
  • Civilian support staff


The Sheriff’s Office is here to provide reliable, accessible services for all citizens of Clark County.  Our various Divisions work together to keep you safe, improve our justice system, maintain records and manage our multifaceted court system. 

The Sheriff’s Office serves a population of more than 138,000 citizens and is a full service law enforcement agency comprised of the following divisions:

  • Administrative
  • Civil
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Jail / Court Services
  • Uniform Patrol
  • Community Services
  • Professional Standards

Mission, Vision and Values Statement


Each member of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office will provide services with compassion, impartially enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce the fear of crime and develop working partnerships in our community to build trust.


The Clark County Sheriff’s Office strives to become a leading law enforcement organization that utilizes the most efficient and progressive practices, whose staff demonstrates the highest standards of performance and accountability, while fostering public confidence as a community partner.

We Value: 

Respect- we recognize the authority our positions hold and will be equally responsive to each other and the community that we serve; treating others impartially, with consideration and compassion.

Integrity- we will serve with honor, truthfulness and honesty; we will acknowledge our mistakes and learn from adversity; we will strive to be role models.

Professionalism- we recognize that our success depends on the trust and confidence of our community; we will engage in behavior that that reflects the integrity of knowledgeable and trained law enforcement professionals.

Service- we will protect the lives and property of community members; we will provide courteous, efficient, and accessible services to all members of our community and visitors.

Teamwork- we are both part of the community that we serve and the government protecting that community; we will strive to maintain effective working relationships within our community in pursuit of mutual goals.

Excellence- we recognize that law enforcement is an ever changing field; we understand the importance and are committed to staying current on trends in law enforcement training, technology and policy-which are crucial to meeting the needs of the community.