Message From Sheriff Howard

Welcome to the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office website.  We hope that you will be able to use this site to become better informed about your Sheriff’s Office and the services we provide.  We are proud to be a part of this community and are committed to seeking out new and innovative ways to provide top quality services to the people.

I’m deeply humbled by the faith and confidence that the voters have placed in me and pledge to work tirelessly for the betterment of the entire Ohio County community.  Here at the Sheriff’s Office we have a strong and dedicated team of professionals, both sworn and civilian, that I am honored to lead.  As Sheriff, my priorities include combatting crime, school safety, strengthening neighborhoods, safer roads, expanding community outreach efforts and maintaining open lines of communication.  To be successful, all of this requires strong bonds of partnership with the community and everyone working together.

For those who don’t know me, I’m not one to spend all my time sitting behind a desk.  Expect to see me out and about in the community, responding to scenes, meeting with citizens and working for you.  I hope you will stay connected with us through our webpage and Facebook page.  Our intent is to increase communication between the Sheriff’s Office and the citizens we serve.  If I can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to call my office at 304-234-3718.


Sheriff Thomas J. Howard