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The Special Deputy Division of Ashland County Sheriff's Office has been serving our community for decades. Special Deputies enjoy the challenges and excitement offered by Law Enforcement, as well as the satisfaction of providing a worthwhile community service.


The Special Deputy Division is comprised of men and women who work in a variety of professions. By day, they work in their respective careers. In their off-hours, they put on the Sheriff's Office uniform, patrol streets and perform other public safety duties for the community. Their dedication to the Sheriff's Office and community is often unmatched.


Special Deputies work in a variety of assignments to include Patrol/Investigations, Corrections/Inmate Transports, and Courthouse Security. They support the day to day operations of the Sheriff's Office on a weekly basis.


A Special Deputy is an employee of the Sheriff's Office who works at the sole discretion of the Sheriff. Special Deputies are uniformed, weapons-carrying, with full arrest authority. These Deputies receive the same intensive training as full-time deputies. They are governed by the same policies and procedures that govern full-time Deputies. Special Deputies include a blend of paid/unpaid positions, which will depend on the individuals availability and training status.



Interested in Becoming a Special Deputy?


Being a Special Deputy is an unique opportunity for you to serve the people of Ashland County. It requires extraordinary dedication to meet the standards required while working a full-time job. The Sheriff's Office recruits Special Deputy candidates throughout the year.


There is a personal and financial commitment in becoming a Special Deputy. They are required to purchase their own duty equipment and uniforms. Additionally, they must complete a field training program in a fast paced environment, which is the same requirement of full-time deputies. Many of our members go on to be full time deputies within the Sheriff's Office and other local agencies.


In order to be initially considered for a Special Deputy position you must be at least 21 years of age, possess a High School Diploma/GED, and have successfully completed the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy.


The citizens of Ashland County and the Ashland County Sheriff's Office, invite you to consider a second career with our professional law enforcement agency.


Please fill out an employment application, by clicking the link below. Return your completed application to the Sheriff's Office Main Lobby, Monday through Friday from 8am to 4PM.


For additional information contact Special Deputy Division Commander@

(419) 289-3911,

or feel free to e-mail him at



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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