Bethel Township Office

Patrol Services

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has a contract with Bethel Township to have one deputy assigned to ensure a vigilant presence within the township.

Deputy Jamie PayneJamie Payne

Deputy Payne began his career as a law enforcement officer when he enlisted as a military police officer with the United States Army National Guard in 2016. During this time, Deputy Payne attended the U.S. Army Military Police School located in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Deputy Payne later served 6 years with the National Guard and was honorably discharged in February of 2022.

 After Deputy Payne graduated from the U.S. Army Military Police School, he returned to Ohio where he completed his Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training at Clark State Community College. Deputy Payne graduated in 2017.

In May of 2018, Deputy Payne was hired by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office where he was assigned to the Jail Division. During his time assigned to the Jail Division, Deputy Payne served as a Field Training Officer where he trained many new Deputies and he also received an award for Meritorious Service.

Deputy Payne transferred to the Road Patrol Division in May of 2021 where he focused on Criminal and Drug Interdiction.

In April of 2023, Deputy Payne transferred from the Road Patrol Division to Bethel Township. Deputy Payne resides with his wife and three children in Bethel Township and enjoys being able to serve in his own community. Deputy Payne employs a dual role as the Bethel Township Deputy by focusing his efforts in Community Policing, while also working to get drugs and guns off the streets.

In Deputy Payne’s free time, he coaches Baseball and Football as a way to mentor the youth within the community.

If you have any community concerns or tips you wish to provide you may contact him by phone at (937) 607-9125 or email him at

Deputy Tyler Long

Deputy Tyler Long grew up local Tyler Longin Enon, Ohio and from graduated in 2012 from Greenon High School. After graduation, Deputy Long worked in various jobs until beginning his career in Law Enforcement.

Deputy Long attended and graduated the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training at Clark State Community College in 2016. Deputy Long was sworn in as a peace officer for the village of Enon in February of 2017. Deputy Long served the village for close to two years before being sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Long served the first few years of his career in the jail before transitioning to a road patrol position in 2021. Since his time as a road patrol deputy, he also is part of the SOT team (Specialized Operations Team) member for Clark County.

In March of 2023, Deputy Long took a new assignment in Bethel Twp.

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