Related Organizations work closely with the Sheriff’s Office and frequently use employees in their leadership and operations.

Y.I.E.L.D. – Young Individuals Educating Local Drivers

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Y.I.E.L.D. stands for “Young Individuals Educating Local Drivers”. This program started in 1999. Comprised of high school students from around the county, the program helps remind young drivers in our community of the dangers of drinking and driving, as well as texting and driving. The group’s goal is to provide informational programs to encourage youth to make good decisions and help prevent that simple mistake that could lead to a deadly mistake. 

Y.I.E.L.D. presents at all HancockCounty high schools during prom season. Students watch a video, hear a short presentation and then have the opportunity to participate in demonstrations.

Y.I.E.L.D. also participates in many community events, including Safe Ride Home, Click It or Ticket campaigns, Hancock County Fair, National Night Out, and X the Text (Health World, Allstate Insurance)

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Explorer Post

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The Law Enforcement Explorer Post has been active for close to 30 years at the Sheriff’s Office. Our advisor is Deputy Matt Crouch. The Post meets twice a month. The Explorers assist with many events including the Balloon Fest, both craft shows held at the fairgrounds, and the Hancock County Fair.

Training is held at each meeting and members can ride along with deputies if they choose. This program allows teens to explore the profession and decide if this is a career path they would like to choose.

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Citizens Sheriff’s Academy Alumni Association

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The Citizens Sheriff's Academy Alumni Association of Hancock County Ohio is an organization that supports the Hancock County Sheriff's Office by learning and understanding how the Sheriff's Office works and then supporting the needs of that office in a volunteer capacity.

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Crime Prevention Association of Findlay/Hancock County

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The mission of the Crime Prevention Association of Findlay/Hancock County is to reduce countywide crime, enhance the sense of safety and security, positively influence the quality of life in Hancock County, and help develop an environment where crime cannot flourish.

The Association is here to engage and empower the citizens of the City of Findlay and Hancock County to keep themselves safe. Through education and working with community members, we are committed to a proactive approach to crime reduction.This group of community volunteers, from different backgrounds, work together to raise funds for local crime prevention efforts, develop crime prevention programs to serve our area, and create an environment of cooperation between all local organizations that work to promote crime prevention.

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