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Lake County, Ohio - Sheriff's Office

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    Lake County Sheriff's Office
    Sheriff Daniel A. Dunlap

    After statehood became a reality, only three public offices in Ohio were filled through the electoral process system. The position of Sheriff was one of them. Through this new system, William Skinner became the first elected Sheriff in the Buckeye State. Since the early 1800's, Ohio Sheriffs have been elected on the county level by the people they serve. By virtue of this process, this office has become the oldest law enforcement position in the United States. It is also the only remaining law enforcement office which is filled through the election method. The term of office for County Sheriffs in Ohio is four years.

    In each of the 88 counties of Ohio, the Sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer. His primary duties are to provide common pleas court services and corrections on a countywide basis, and full police protection to the unincorporated areas of the county.

    As the primary law enforcement officer in Concord, Leroy, Painesville, and Perry Townships we want to provide you with essential information to keep your community informed on our activities, criminal activity taking place in your area that you need to be aware, and safety programs of interest to your community.

    Sheriff Dan Dunlap 

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