ROAD PATROL DEPUTIES enforce motor vehicle, state and criminal laws. They respond to a variety of incidents which may
include car crashes, domestic disturbances, thefts and harrasment complaints. Deputies also may direct and control traffic. They
also complete the initial investigation on more serious crimes which are turned over to the Investigation Unit.
SPECIAL UNITS - ERT (Emergency Response Team), K-9 Unit, School Resource Officer, Investigations, Drug Task Force
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must be Ohio Peace Officer Certified. Must have knowledge of general police methods and
procedures; state and criminal laws. Applicant must be able to operate a motor vehicle; communicate both orally and in writing;
effectively deal with the public; react well in an emergency and withstand vigorous physical activity. Applicant must be knowledgeable
in the area of firearms usage; radio operations and first aid.
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICERS are responsible for all incoming calls from the public including calls for emergency assistance.
Communications Officers receive and transmit radio communications to Deputies in the field. They are often called the "lifeline" to those
units. In addition to receiving and recording all telephone calls and radio traffic, Communications Officers monitor alarms, security
cameras, doors and other fire and security systems.
QUALIFICATIONS: Must have knowledge of public relations; office procedures; police procedures and methods. Applicant
must be skilled in the operation of radio transmitters and receiving equipment. Applicant must also be able to recognize unusual
threatening conditions and take appropriate action; express yourself orally and in writing; and answer routine questions from the public.
Additional training provided by the Sheriff's Office.
CORRECTIONS OFFICER receive and discharge inmates completing the entire booking process including fingerprinting,
photographing and searches. The Corrections Officers are responsible for the movement of the the inmates from one location to another within the facility, and to monitor inmate visitation activities while ensuring the proper level of security. Corrections Officers patrol housing areas
ensuring the proper level of security, health and welfare of inmates as well as monitor closed circuit television, intercom systems, security
vestibules and cells.
QUALIFICATIONS: Must have knowledge of corrections procedures and methods; regulatory requirements governing jail
operations. Applicant must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing; excercise sound judgement under possible
stressful situations; withstand vigorous physical activity. The applicant must also have knowledge of proper search techniques and
have the ability to measure existing facility conditions against regulatory requirements.
Additional 136 hour Corrections Academy Training provided by the Sheriff's Office.
General requirements for employment with the Hancock County Sheriff's Office:
- Must have a valid Ohio driver's license with no more than 4 points
- No convictions of misdemeanors and/or felony crimes
- Must be a Hancock County resident within 6 months of date of hire
- Applicants are subject to drug screening, physical and psychological testing
Resumes are always accepted. Please send to or drop off at the Hancock County Sheriff's Office,
attention to the Human Resource Specialist. The address is 200 W. Crawford St., Findlay Ohio 45840.
The Hancock County Sheriff's Office is an equal opportunity employer
Michael E. Heldman, Sheriff
Hancock County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff's Office Info
Address: 200 W Crawford St
Findlay, Ohio 45840