Leadership in Law Enforcement

Ohio Sheriffs are a full service law enforcement agency. The state-wide Sheriffs’ Association is a coordinating group that helps to keep the individual county Sheriff abreast of the latest advancement in law enforcement techniques, technology, legal precedent, legislative action, training and acts as an information exchange between the 88 diverse Sheriffs throughout the State.

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Purpose of the Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association

To form and perpetuate an efficient organization of the Sheriffs of Ohio, and their deputies, other peace officers and citizens charged with or interested in the execution and enforcement of state law.

To provide for the prompt exchange of information pertaining to the duties, methods and official practice of the members and to furnish notice of all such matters as may threaten violation of law or injury to persons or property.

To co-operate with peace officers throughout Ohio and with similar organizations in other States.

To exert such influence as may be necessary to bring about and preserve legislation in harmony with the needs of enforcement officials and the safety of the public.

Sheriffs Blast Issue 1:
Irresponsible for Ohio

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s County sheriffs today condemned Issue 1, which would liberalize Ohio’s drug laws, as irresponsible at a time when deaths from deadly drugs like fentanyl continue to rise.

Sheriff Mike Simpson of Preble County, President of the Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association, said, “Issue 1 is bad for law enforcement. Right now we need all the help we can get to trap the traffickers. Now is not the time for a high-risk, unproven approach that will remove the threat of jail for possession of even large amounts of drugs.”

Bob Comwell, executive director of the Association, added,
“Not only will Issue 1 make our jobs more difficult, but it will also
result in huge cost increases for local government when most
local governments are feeling a pinch anyway.”

Simpson added, “One of the problems we face is that the
cartels are always working to stay one step ahead of us. We
have to be nimble and flexible to counter the continuing
changes in the drug scene.”

For instance, Simpson added, in just eight years we’ve gone
from a prescription drug abuse problem, to a heroin and
cocaine problem, to what is now a major problem with deadly
fentanyl. “Yet Issue 1 would lock our drug laws into the Ohio
Constitution where changing them is a lengthy process of a
year or more, Simpson said. “This is exactly the wrong thing to
be doing in the present situation.”

Comwell said sheriffs across Ohio will join with local elected
officials, business leaders, non-profit and religious leaders to
carry the message that Issue 1 will mean more drugs on our
streets, and more deaths from overdoses.

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