SHERIFF E. WAYNE RISNER
Sheriff Risner was a member of the US Army from 1968-1990. In 1990, he joined the Ashland County Sheriff's Office as a corrections officer and shift supervisor. He has also been a patrol officer, 9-1-1 coordinator, new jail project coordinator, Director of Communications, and Chief Deputy. Sheriff Risner was first elected Sheriff of Ashland County in November of 2000. Sheriff Risner also served as President of the Buckeye State Sheriff's Association for the year 2013.
CHIEF DEPUTY CARL L. RICHERT II
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, 2013.