Sergeant Don Sims is the Community
for the Ashland County Sheriff's
Sgt. Don Sims began
his law enforcement career in 1992 in a small village police agency in
Wayne county, then started working for the Ashland County Sheriff's Office
in 1995 as a Special Deputy working in corrections, dispatching and road
patrol. Don began working full time in corrections in 1996, and transferred
to the enforcement division in late 1998. In 2001 Don was promoted to
his currant rank of Sergeant and has been the assistant supervisor and
later supervisor of his shifts. In 2004 Sgt. Sims accepted the challenges
of being the Ashland County Community Policing Officer, Junkyard inspector
as well as a field training officer and pistol range officer. He has also
held positions as a bomb squad member and SRT member.
Sgt. Sims enjoys
traveling and eating out with his two children.
Community Service Officers participate in county school
classes in seat belt safety, gun safety, bicycle safety and other informational
The State of Ohio offers a Seat Belt Program specifically
designed for third graders. This program is presented to selected school
districts. This program is designed so children will not only learn
to wear their seat belts, but they also learn it's safer to ride in
the back seat until they are teenagers, because of the dangers involving
Community Services performs a number of tasks, which provide
direct support to the Enforcement Division, Detective Bureau, Corrections
and the Combined Dispatch Center. We believe in and use the Community
Policing Philosophy of collaborative efforts between various individuals,
groups, organizations and the Sheriff;s office to solve community problems.
Other duties include following up reports for the Patrol
Officers and the Detective Units that may need to be completed. By assisting
with the investigations and other complaints, the Community Service
Officers within the Department, a team approach to problem solving helps
to prevent future problems involving criminal activity.
A resident or new business may be contacted about safety
issues that the officers or dispatchers feel should be addressed. This
gives the owner of the residence or the business personal contact with
an officer and a chance to discuss other issues they may have, but didn't
think were police related.
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