The 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). Enforcement officers duties include: Traffic Enforcement, Traffic Crash Investigations, and Warrant Service. Enforcement officers also provide additional Court Security, when required.

Lieutenant Don Sims

Enforcement Division Head

Lt. Don Sims is the Community Services Officer for the Ashland County Sheriff's Office. LT Sims began his law enforcement career in 1992 in a small village police agency in Wayne county, then started working for the Ashland County Sheriff's Office in 1995 as a Special Deputy working in corrections, dispatching and road patrol. Don began working full time in corrections in 1996, and transferred to the enforcement division in late 1998. In 2001 Don was promoted to his currant rank of Sergeant and has been the assistant supervisor and later supervisor of his shifts. In 2004 Lt. Sims accepted the challenges of being the Ashland County Community Policing Officer, Junkyard Inspector as well as a Field Training Officer and pistol range officer. He has also held positions as a bomb squad member and SRT member.

Contact Lt. Don Sims at (419) 282-6673