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A noble career journey begins here

The Lucas County Sheriff’s Office is always on the lookout for determined men and women to serve as corrections officers.

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Officers stand in uniform, with a focus on shoulder badges.

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Before I became a corrections officer, a job like this wasn’t even on my radar. There was so much I didn’t know.

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A woman in civilian clothing walks toward the entrance of the Lucas County Corrections Center.

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But I knew I needed to do something.

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The same woman walks inside the corrections center, but she is now in full uniform.

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For my own good, and the betterment of my community.

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Corrections officers work inside the booking command center.

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Before I started, I didn’t know how hard I would work.

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An officer receives an award from a superior, and a group of fellow officers applaud.

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I didn’t know how rewarding my work could be. I didn’t know that I would be joining a family, instead of just a team.

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An officer stands inside the corrections center.

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I didn’t know how much pride I would take in my job

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An officer stands next to a patrol vehicle with the Toledo skyline in the background.

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I didn’t know that this job would be my first step into something different, something great.

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Two officers engage in a grappling exercise on training mats.

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It wasn’t easy, and I was tested.

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An officer scans an inmate using a full-body scanner, and a second officer takes an inmate’s fingerprints.

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But this is a noble career journey. So, I gave it my all.

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An officer speaks on the radio inside a patrol vehicle before that patrol vehicle speeds down a roadway.

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And today, I understand so much more than ever before.

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Two officers participate in a handcuffing training exercise, and a third officer in riot gear pulls down his helmet’s face shield.

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I’ve learned the physical skills to keep myself and others safe.

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An officer calms a civilian, and an officer leads a handcuffed individual into an elevator.

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I learned the mental skills to anticipate and de-escalate potentially harmful situations.

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A patrol vehicle, with flashing lights, is parked outside the Lucas County Courthouse.

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I now know that I can help shape and protect the community.

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An officer handcuffs an individual. A parked patrol vehicle sits with flashing lights.

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I was ready for the challenge, and I was ready to serve a purpose.

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A patrol vehicle crosses the Anthony Wayne Bridge in Toledo.

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So, I embraced this opportunity. Now I embrace my future.

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A road officer stands in front of a patrol vehicle.

A court officer stands in front of a judge’s bench.

A detective stands in an office.

A command officer stand in front of a jail cell.

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And from here, tomorrow is wide open.

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Several officers stand with patrol vehicles in front of the Lucas County Courthouse.

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Become a Lucas County corrections officer.

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Corrections Officer

General Duties

Supervises activities of inmates in units, ensuring that they are kept in secure custody; observes inmate behavior and activities; maintains discipline and order and reduces the risk of escapes, assaults, and injuries by enforcing institutional rules and procedures; assesses new inmate’s immediate condition and needs; performs regular inmate and security checks; advises and/or reminds inmates as necessary of directives and/or rules.

Provides coverage, on a rotational basis, to increasingly diverse post assignments within the Lucas County Corrections Center; reviews written post instructions and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with those written instructions; as directed, records activities in daily log.

Maintains accurate, complete and timely records of inmate activities and other occurrences; records activities in daily log; as appropriate, prepares incident reports and provides input to adjustment reports as appropriate and required and to use the appropriate reporting forms (Corrections Officers Reports, Critical Incident Reports, General Offense Reports, etc.) as directed; briefs incoming shift staff on information pertinent to maintaining safe and secure operations;  reports situations not covered by instructions to supervisor.

Assists as required with distribution/retrieval of commissary orders and deliveries; operates the electronic locking system and other security devices.

Monitors visitor (attorney, clergy, etc.) activity on the floor, ensuring that security-restricted areas are not compromised and that the Lucas County Sherriff’s Office policy and procedures are followed; escorts, as required, visitors, contract personnel and vendors to and from the security area of the Lucas County Corrections Center and ensures that all are accompanied throughout the conduct of their business on the floor. 
 
Responds in a timely and appropriate manner to inmate questions and concerns.

Request more information about becoming a corrections officer, and a member of our recruitment team will contact you soon.

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Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse

General Duties

Responsible for rendering nursing care to inmates confined at the Lucas County Corrections Center and consulting for the Correctional Treatment Facility and Work Release Program within the scope of the nursing license through medical orders and treatment protocols of the responsible physician and under the direction of the nursing director.

Request more information about joining the Sheriff’s Office as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse, and a member of our recruitment team will contact you soon.

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Reserve Deputy Program

General Duties

The Lucas County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for its Reserve Deputy Program. This reserve unit will consist of both certified and non-certified deputy sheriffs who will be readily available to assist the sheriff when called upon for various situations in Lucas County, Ohio.

Download a copy of the program description, application and “Permission for Release of Information for Background Investigation.” All Reserve Deputy Program applicants should review this material thoroughly. All completed applications (including the permission for release of information for background investigation) should be emailed to Sandy Heban, administrative assistant to the sheriff, at sheban@co.lucas.oh.us.

Comprehensive job benefits

Employees of the Sheriff’s Office have a better benefits package than most state employees. Those benefits include:

  • Competitive wages 
  • Multiple paid holidays
  • Full medical and life insurance
  • Ohio Public Employees Retirement System
  • Deferred compensation 
  • Accrued vacation 
  • Paid sick time