Our Mission

– Sheriff Mike Hale

Sheriff’s Office Overview

The Sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer in the county. An important duty is to provide the law enforcement services to the unincorporated areas of the county; however, he maintains full law enforcement jurisdiction in all cities and townships within the county. Enforcement duties include criminal investigations and the investigation of all types of traffic accidents.  One of the duties of the Sheriff, however, is the service of legal processes of the courts and the conduct of elections.  Also under the Sheriff’s responsibility is the operating and maintaining of the county jail. All these services have to be provided seven days a week, 24 hours a day.