Detective Bureau

The Ashland County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau is responsible for conducting criminal investigations on all felony level complaints. The types of investigations include burglaries, breaking & entering, shootings, sexual assaults, homicides, robberies, stolen vehicles and arsons.  Investigations into missing and/or runaway juveniles are also conducted by the Detective Bureau.

The Ashland County Sheriff’s Office is a member of the M.E.T.R.I.C.H. Drug Task force.  We currently have two narcotics detectives that are responsible for all drug investigations in the county.  They are a part of a new drug task force (2 ACSO detectives, 2 APD detectives and 1 LPD detective) established to cooperatively investigate drug cases in Ashland County. 

Members of the Detective Bureau work closely with other agencies in the county and surrounding counties to solve crimes.

Any questions regarding the Detective Bureau can be directed to Det. Lt. S. Smart or the Detective Bureau secretary at 419-289-8362 or