Sheriff Michael J. Navarre has been in law enforcement for more than 40 years. He began his career with the Toledo Police Department in 1977, working his way through the ranks before ultimately serving as chief of police for 13 years.
While with the Toledo Police Department, Sheriff Navarre was named the Toledo Police Command Officer of the Year in 1987. He also received the Medal of Valor in 1987 and the Professional Service Award in 1998.
After retiring from the Toledo Police Department, he was named chief of police for the Oregon Police Division, a position he held for nine years. On Jan. 4, 2021, Sheriff Navarre began his elected term as sheriff of Lucas County.
We serve and protect the citizens and visitors of Lucas County by providing a safe environment, enforcing the laws, and preserving the peace. We are dedicated to providing professional law enforcement, detention, and court security services, and holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics.
The Lucas County Sheriff’s Office is always on the lookout for determined men and women to serve as corrections officers and nurses.