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, Lt. Cyrus Horsley and Lt. Patrick Morris

Lt. Isaac Oberer & Sgt. Jonathan Dingess 

Sgt. Roderick


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


Meeting Times and Important Events



1) Thursday Sept. 25th, 2014 Older volunteers to work the Senior Fish Fry from 4:00PM-7:00PM.   City park Lions Shelter.  Yellow Shirts.


2) Saturday September 27th, 2014 10:00AM-2:00PM at the Law Complex for Drug Take Back.  Yellow Shirts.


3) Tuesday October 7th, 2014 6:00P-7:00P meeting at the Law Complex.  Gray Shirts.


4) Sunday October 19th, 2014 Bainbridge Fall Festival Of Leaves Parade.  Be in Bainbridge at 1:45PM.  Parade starts at 2:30PM.  Parents can pick you up at the Firehouse about 3:00PM, No later!  Yellow Shirts and black undershirt if weather needed!


5) Saturday October 25th, 2014 Chillicothe Halloween Parade.  Meet near Diamond #1 in City Park.  Be there by 6:30PM.  Parents can pick you up at Water and Walnut right after we finish parade.  Yellow Shirts and black undershirt if weather needed.


6). Saturday November 8th, 2014 Pass out can food drive flyers.  Meet at Law Complex at 9:00AM.  Should be finished around 2:30P-3:00PM.  Yellow shirts, black undershirt if weather needed



7)      Saturday November 15th, 2014 Pick up Can Food.  Meet at Law Complex at 9:00Am.  Will be finished around 3:00PM.  Yellow Shirt, black undershirt if weather needed.


8)      Tuesday December 2nd, 2014 at The Law Complex regular meeting at 6:00PM.  Gray Shirts.


9)      Monday December 22nd,2014 at the Law Complex.  Meet at 8:00AM to put Christmas Food Baskets together.  After they are put together we will need to deliver them.  We should be finished around 1-2PM.  Yellow shirts, black undershirt if weather needed.


10) Saturday January 3rd, 2015.  Carry In Dinner for all Cadets and their families.  Time and location to be determined at a later date.


11) Tuesday January 6th, 2015 Regular Meeting at the Law Complex 6:00PM.  This will be planning for the rest of 2015.


12) Friday October 31st, 2014 at OU-C Trick or Treat Night 5:30PM-9:30PM.  Yellow shirts.  Parents will drop you off and pick you up from Shoemaker Center.


13) Thursday November 27th, 2014 (Thanksgiving Morning).   Turkey Trot in City Park.  Need no less than 6 members at 7:30AM till about 11:00AM.  Two members will be McGruff and Safety Pup and will walk in the fun walk with the kids.  Volunteers only! Need to know as soon as possible.









Lt. Oberer as McGruff, Cdt. Dutcher as Saftey Pup at the 2014 Larry Cox Turkey Trot.


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