Ross County Jr. Deputies Program

The Ross County Junior Deputies have made a comeback from the 1970's. The Program was started back in 1965 by the Ohio Buckeye Sheriff's Association. The Program has started and stopped several times over the years due to budget cuts and participation. In 1996 the Ross County Junior Deputies made a comeback. Now under the Leadership of  Dep. Richard Groves and Dep. Bill Stansberry the program is moving forward. The Junior Deputy Program is to help better the kids and to get them ready for possible careers in Law Enforcement. 
  A yearly activity for them is the Ross County Fair . You will also see them in November passing out flyers for their annual can food drive and then the next weekend picking up the food and delivering it to the local food bank.  Other events that take place throughout the year is training in First Aid , CPR,  Fingerprinting, GunSafety and actual shooting at the local range and many other activities that Law Enforcement Officers use in their jobs.

Ranking Officers in the Junior Deputies,

Capt. Jonathan Dingess,

Lt. Cyrus Horsley

Lt. Roderic Dutcher


Want to Join the Ross County Jr. Deputy's? Click the Link for an Application.





 Prented are photos of Cdt. Raelee Heistad and Lt. Jonathon Dingess receiving the Grand Master’s Excellance in Youth Award for 2015 presented by Seventh Masonic District.  The dinner and the award ceremony was held on February 6th 2015.





















 Sgt . Roderick  Dutcher  and  Lt.  Jonathan Dingess at the 2014 Larry Cox Turkey Trot.


E-mail  Dep. Richard  Groves or Dep. Bill Stansberry