This eight-hour course co-hosted by The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office and RDPC (Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium) covers emergency planning, and brings together emergency managers and first responders with FBCO leaders in a shared learning environment. This course facilitates effective communication in order to develop comprehensive local emergency plans. Topics covered include but are not limited to: • the significant role FBCOs have played during and after major disasters. • understanding […]

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Press Release: Corrections Basic Training Class CBT 15-001 Completed Cheshire, Ohio – Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning announced the completion of the latest 143 hour training program for local corrections officers. The class was conducted from January 5, 2015 – February 2, 2015. The class consisted of Corrections Officers from Gallia, Lawrence and Jackson Counties and the Southeastern Regional Jail. The Corrections Basic Training was based on recently revised curriculum. […]

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News Release Date: January 7, 2015 The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for the suspect or suspects involved in an attempted robbery that occurred at Big Wheel drive thru on Jackson Pike in Green Township. It occurred on January 6, 2015 at approximately 6:10 p.m. The male suspect entered the drive thru on foot and upon making contact with an employee demanded money. The employee moved towards the […]

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The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an assault that occurred early this morning around 5:00 am at a residence in the 1500 series of Patriot Road in Perry Township. The report states that a female caregiver to an elderly woman was assaulted by being struck in the head and face by an unknown male who came to the door. The male then reportedly fled the area on foot. Nothing […]

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We are hosting a basic corrections officer class (CBT) in Gallia county set for January 5, 2015 – Feb. 2, 2015. The course is 143 hrs. This course fulfills the training requirement per OAC Section 109:2-9-02(A) for new or newly assigned county correctional staff. The academy covers all topics and training hours as mandated by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. The CBT Students should be prepared to take notes […]

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Taking the fear out of Being Alone Contacting an elderly person, home bound individual or latch-key child on a daily basis helps to reassure their well being and give them a feeling of security. The Are You OK?® telephone reassurance system eases the concern of friends and family who may find it difficult to maintain consistent, reliable contact. Parents of a 9- year old child may want to make sure […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Sheriff Joe Browning and everyone at the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office!

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On March 13, 2014, Terrell Hurt, age 21, and Tyler Pearson, age 20, were found deceased in a burning car on Garners Ford Road in Raccoon township, Gallia County. Gallia County Deputies along with the State Fire Marshal’s office and Ohio BCI crime scene units responded to the scene. Since that time investigators have conducted interviews and been following up on all available leads. Law Enforcement investigators are still looking […]

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Snow Emergency Classifications – Pursuant of Ohio Attorney General Opinion 86-023, the sheriff of a county may declare a snow emergency and temporarily close county and township roads within his jurisdiction for the preservation of the public peace. Attorney General Opinion 97-015 allows the sheriff to close state and municipal roads. Snow Emergency Levels: LEVEL 1 Advisory: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. […]

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Law enforcement agencies from across the region met Thursday at the Gallia County courthouse to receive training on the most current options available to victims of crime in the state of Ohio. A representative from the Ohio Attorney General’s VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) Office presented the training, which is intended to provide crime victims peace of mind by allowing them to check on the custody status of an […]

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