Logan County Sheriff Randall Dodds and his staff met with several area residents about finding a career with the sheriff’s office at the facility Thursday night. Several residents heard from current members of the staff, including representatives from Communications, Patrol, and Corrections. The career fair was to let people know that if they are looking for a career that is both fulfilling and vital, the sheriff’s office may have something for them.
The attendees heard from those who are currently working in the various departments within the sheriff’s office. The Corrections Officers who spoke all said that one of the things that is so exciting about their work is that it’s different every day. They also told about the rewards that come from genuinely helping people and seeing the change that some folks experience.
The Communications Officers are responsible for all the 911 calls that come in county-wide and are responsible for dispatching not only their deputies but also fire departments, EMS, and village police departments. Attendees were also told of the extensive training they would receive.
Representatives from the Patrol Division told of the many different aspects of being a deputy, like getting involved with the Emergency Response Team, Joint Drug Task Force, School Resource Officers, and as Bailiffs with the county courts.
A consistent theme from all the presenters was the fact that the employees of the sheriff’s office are a tight-knit group that feels like family. They know that they can lean on each other and trust each other, and that is something unique in law enforcement that you cannot get anywhere else.
Sheriff Dodds spoke about the need that many agencies across Ohio are experiencing:
He also spoke about the support he gets from the Logan County Commissioners:
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