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Meet the Sheriff

Sheriff Larry R. Mincks, Sr.

Sheriff Mincks is a life long resident of Washington County and has over forty years of law enforcement experience including more than twenty years as a supervisor. His employment experience includes serving as an Air Force Intelligence Analyst during the Vietnam War, an Ohio State Trooper, a Special Agent and a Supervisory Special Agent with the U.S. Treasury Department, the Coordinator of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, United States Attorney’s Office Wheeling, WV and Chief Deputy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Marietta College with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, is a Certified Fraud Examiner and is trained as a forensic accountant.

The Sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer of the county.

His primary duties include:

• Providing common pleas court services and corrections on a countywide basis

• Full police services to the unincorporated areas of the county and incorporated areas without police protection.

• Maintaining full police jurisdiction in all municipalities, townships and villages.

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In an effort to become consistent on a statewide level, Ohio Sheriffs and Deputies wear a standardized uniform, and all patrol vehicles are marked in the same manner.

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Larry R. Mincks, Sr.

Sheriff Mincks

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