Office of the Sheriff in Ashland County has a uniformed
Enforcement Division, which operates 24 hours a day, 365
days a year. The Enforcement Division is staffed by 15 dedicated
professional men and women. These officers are responsible
for patrolling the entire county (403 sq miles). In 2014
they responded to 11,827 calls for service. In comparison,
during 2002, this division had 18 uniformed officers and
responded to 12,884 calls. Enforcement officers duties include:
Traffic Enforcement, Traffic Crash Investigations, and Warrant
Service. Enforcement officers also provide additional Court
Security, when required.
Deputy Carl L. Richert II heads the Enforcement
Chief Richert joined
the Ashland County Sheriff's Office in 1968 as a special deputy,
working as a dispatcher, jailer, and undercover operations.
In 1972, he was hired full-time and was assigned to road patrol.
During this time, he started the Ashland County Sheriff's
Office Dive & Rescue Team, which is still in operation
today. In 1985, he was assigned to the detective division
and worked undercover operations. Richert was promoted to
the rank of Captain in charge of the Enforcement division
in 1993. In 1994, he started the K-9 team, which currently
has 4 K-9 units. He has been awarded the Officer of the Year
in 1993 and 1998. Carl was appointed Chief Deputy in July,