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The Office of the Sheriff in Ashland County has a uniformed Enforcement Division, which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Enforcement Division is staffed by 15 dedicated professional men and women. These officers are responsible for patrolling the entire county (403 sq miles). In 2014 they responded to 11,827 calls for service. In comparison, during 2002, this division had 18 uniformed officers and responded to 12,884 calls. Enforcement officers duties include: Traffic Enforcement, Traffic Crash Investigations, and Warrant Service. Enforcement officers also provide additional Court Security, when required.



Chief Deputy Carl L. Richert II heads the Enforcement Division

Chief Richert joined the Ashland County Sheriff's Office in 1968 as a special deputy, working as a dispatcher, jailer, and undercover operations. In 1972, he was hired full-time and was assigned to road patrol. During this time, he started the Ashland County Sheriff's Office Dive & Rescue Team, which is still in operation today. In 1985, he was assigned to the detective division and worked undercover operations. Richert was promoted to the rank of Captain in charge of the Enforcement division in 1993. In 1994, he started the K-9 team, which currently has 4 K-9 units. He has been awarded the Officer of the Year in 1993 and 1998. Carl was appointed Chief Deputy in July, 2013.


Chief Richert may be contacted at (419) 289-3911

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Ashland County Sheriff's Office
1205 East Main Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805
Non-Emergency Phone: (419) 289-3911

Jail Phone: (419)281-9009

Fax Number: (419) 281-2060


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