Welcome to the Shelby
County Sheriff's Office web site.
John R. Lenhart, Shelby County Sheriff
County Sheriff's Office
To build a professional law enforcement agency
based on a strong foundation of the following principals:
Leadership in bringing
all law enforcement together, to work as a team, with
the shared goal of keeping the residents of Shelby County
safe, regardless of where they live within the county.
Cooperation: To work with
other county agencies, the court systems, municipal
and village governments, school districts, community
organizations, business and industry, and the news media.
To foster innovation, positive change, and continually
advancing the level of service through the best training,
evaluation, and input from the residents of Shelby County,
by listening to all of their concerns and taking them
Competence: To insure the
optimal quality of life by providing effective and efficient
services. We are focusing on aggressive pro-active patrol
and tenacious investigation of crime.
Values: To maintain a department
based on the core values of integrity, fairness, compassion,
courtesy and professionalism.
Service: This vision will
be accomplished by dedication to public service and
commitment to continuous improvement.
"To provide quality public safety services to our
community by promoting a safe environment through law
enforcement and citizen interaction with an emphasis
on integrity, fairness, compassion, courtesy and professionalism."
SHELBY COUNTY EMERGENCY MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
Telephone-based mass notifications systems are used by thousands of public safety agencies across the US to warn citizens about local emergencies, hazards and other threats. Shelby County Emergency Officials are pleased to announce that they have selected Hyper-Reach as a new provider to help bring this same life-saving capability to our county residents and workers.
For those who sign up, the new emergency alert system can provide rapid notification of hazardous and urgent situations using a mix of telephone calls, text and email messages, and TTY/TDD service for the hearing impaired.
The County plans to use the service primarily for public safety, alerts about weather and environmental hazards, criminal activity, and missing persons.
The emergency mass notification system is funded through the Shelby County Emergency Management Agency which is supported by all Shelby County jurisdictions in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 5502.26.
To register for the Shelby County emergency notification system, please click here.
The Ohio Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association has announced the launch of Project Shaq Shield, a campaign to proactively protect children who use the Internet.
Project Shaq Shield is encouraging parents to take ownership of their children's Internet activities. The best defense against Internet predators is parental involvement. With nearly all children now using the Internet and cell phones, the probability of them encountering an unsolicited sexual advance has greatly increased.
The Shaq Shield app is a free iPhone app featuring basketball superstar, Shaquille O’Neal. This iPhone app, called the Shaq Shield, the first of its kind, can be accessed at www.OhioICAC.org.