Join us on Tuesday August 4, 2015 for the 32nd National Night Out, a nationwide event that brings communities and law enforcement together to prevent crime and drug use in our neighborhoods. Our booth at the Gallia County Jr. Fair will have information on local neighborhood watch groups that are active in Gallia County. On Tuesday evening, crime watch members from all of Gallia County’s 15 Townships are being invited […]

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The July 2015 regular meeting has been cancelled due to the high water in areas of the county today. Next meeting is August 11, 2015 at 1:00pm at the Gallia County Courthouse.

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OPERATION DRY WATER June 26-28, 2015 ➢ #OperationDryWater – June 26-28, 2015 #NEVERbui #BoatSober ➢ During Operation Dry Water weekend expect sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols #BoatSafeBoatSober #NEVERbui #OperationDryWater ➢ Alcohol use in the leading contributing factor in boater deaths. #NEVERbui #OperationDryWater ➢ Support the @Opdrywater message to NEVER boat under the influence. #NEVERbui ➢ In 2014 officers made contact with over 146,500 boaters during ODW weekend, spreading the message […]

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Through a four-hour seminar called Refuse To Be A Victim® you can learn the personal safety tips and techniques you need to avoid dangerous situations and avoid becoming a victim. The topics presented in the Refuse To Be A Victim® seminar include, Mental preparedness How to make your home more secure Improving your physical security in various environments Safety precautions when driving Safeguarding yourself and items with traveling Technological and […]

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— The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office has joined a subscription service called LeadsOnline to allow staff and detectives to search for stolen property across second-hand stores, pawn shops and similar locations. “The gist is that our detectives can access this database that pawn shops and certain other businesses join. They enter serial numbers into the system and this makes it easier for us to search for stolen goods when they […]

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Ohio TRIAD Conference 2015 June 12, 2015: Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning & Gallia TRIAD S.A.L.T Council attended the state TRIAD conference. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine with Sheriff George Lavender, the Ross County Sheriff’s Office, and local seniors to hosted the 2015 Ohio TRIAD Conference in Chillicothe, Ohio. Sheriff Browning commented that he was pleased that the Gallia Co. SALT council representing the Gallia TRIAD attended the training. The […]

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The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with a private online network called Nextdoor. Nextdoor is a free private social networking website for your neighborhood. Nextdoor makes it easy to connect with your neighbors and build stronger, safer, happier places to call home. You can get updates on community events and GCSO news by going to and regsitering to get updates! Its free and very useful community tool.

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The RDPC is bringing a free, DHS-certified training course, MGT 405, Mobilizing Faith-Based Community Organizations in Preparing for Disaster, to Gallipolis, Ohio on May 8th, 2015. The registration deadline has been extended to Friday, May 1st at 5pm. For more information, visit

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The Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia-Meigs conducted a search warrant at the Hubert Marcum Jr residence located at 840 Deer Creek Road in Vinton on Thursday April 9th. Hubert Marcum Jr was the target of a seven month investigation by Agents for trafficking in narcotics. Hubert Marcum Jr. was taken into custody shortly after entry was made into the residence by Agents of the […]

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Gallia County Sheriff Joseph R. Browning has removed the level 1 Snow Advisory for Gallia County effective at 4:00PM March 8, 2015. There is currently no snow level for Gallia County.

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