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."
Drug related crimes affect everyone in the community. Law Enforcement working with Community can
make a difference. It can’t be done without you. Do your part! Join the force!
SHELBY COUNTY EMERGENCY MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
On behalf of the Shelby County Public Safety Officials we are pleased to announce a new tool to rapidly communicate emergency messages to citizens. Utilizing a Federal Homeland Security Grant, the Shelby County Terrorism Advisory Team authorized the purchase of ‘TFCC Alert’' from the Columbus, Ohio based Twenty First Century Communications.
With TFCC Alert, Shelby County Emergency Officials will be able to send time-sensitive, targeted messages to select groups and geographic areas. The system is capable of reaching landlines, cellular and VoIP phones, Blackberries/PDAs, pagers and TTY/TTD devices for the hearing impaired. The primary use of the system will be to disseminate messages pertaining to the health, safety or welfare of the County/City/Schools/Agencies when affected by a perceived, emerging, or imminent emergency event.
With TFCC Alert Shelby County Emergency Dispatch Facilities will be able to send emergency notifications for situations such as:
- severe weather warnings
- water contamination alerts
- pandemic planning
- nuclear hazards and chemical spills
- missing persons
- hostage situations
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.