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NEW! At your Ross County Sheriff's Office.

Ross County is currently experiencing an increase in drug overdoses.



                  Message from Sheriff Lavender regarding COVID-19, background checks and CCW's. Please click HERE  updated March 23rd 2020

      Ross County and the City of Chillicothe through the Ross County Emergency Management agency have joined to provide a new mass notification system. Subscribers can receive voice, text and or email alerts. This will be used to provide weather warnings, emergency notifications and other notifications that may affect the safety and wellbeing of Ross County residents, employees, employers and visitors. Anyone can subscribe to this service. The service is free to all subscribers.

The enrollment form has an address field that is required but it does not have to be a Ross County address.

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To view the Ross County Sheriff's Office retention schedule click HERE


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Administrative Office Hours. Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

                           740-773-1186 Administrative Office
740-773-1187 Jail
740-773-1248 Fax

Administrative Offices will be closed on the following holidays.

New Years Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Presidents Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day