Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association Committees

Discover the heart of the Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association (BSSA) through our dedicated committees. These specialized groups form the backbone of our organization, each playing a unique and vital role in shaping the future of law enforcement in Ohio.

With a commitment to excellence, BSSA brings together professionals from a wide array of disciplines, including Radio & Technology, Personnel & Retirement, Legislative advocacy, CCW regulations, and Community Corrections. Our committees also focus on enhancing our public image, providing education and training, ensuring the safety of civil processes, and securing courtroom security and future strategies.

We proudly support initiatives like D.A.R.E. and S.R.O. programs, establish policies for funerals and mourning, oversee Wrecker & Towing Services procedures, and provide spiritual support through our Chaplain’s committee.

Explore the rich tapestry of our committees and their invaluable contributions to our mission of serving and protecting the communities we hold dear.

Radio & Technology Committee Sheriff Ronald J. Myers, Harrison County, Chairman
Personnel & Retirement Committee Sheriff Jamie Patton, Union County, Chairman
Legislative Committee Sheriff Michael L. Simpson, Preble County, Chairman
CCW Committee Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach, Van Wert County, Chairman
Community Corrections Committee Sheriff Michael E. Heldman, Hancock County, Chairman
Awards & Public Relations Committee Sheriff Matthew J. Lutz, Muskingum County, Chairman
Education & Training Committee Sheriff Michael E. Heldman, Hancock County, Chairman
Civil Process Committee Sheriff Keith A. Everhart, Hardin County, Chairman
Courtroom Security / Court Futures Committee Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach, Van Wert County, Chairman
Image Enhancing Committee Sheriff George T. Maier, Stark County, Chairman
D.A.R.E. / S.R.O. Committee Sheriff Jason K. Landers, Paulding County, Chairman
Funeral & Mourning Policy Committee Sheriff Stephen J. Levorchick, Ottawa County, Chairman
Wrecker & Towing Services Policy & Procedures Committee Sheriff Matthew J. Lutz, Muskingum County, Chairman