Community Services division is responsible for all Public Appearances for the Sheriff’s Office. Other responsibilities include Community Watch, Neighborhood Watch Programs, Community Policing, and Public Education in Safety.
Community Services Commander:
Sergeant TJ Strawn
Sergeant TJ Strawn standing with hands crossed
Sgt. Strawn received his OPOTA Certification from the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Academy in 1998. Serving as a Deputy since 1998, Sgt. Strawn has served in the Corrections Bureau, Patrol Bureau, Communications Bureau, Bicycle Patrol, Community Poling as well as Hostage Negotiator.  Sgt. Strawn currently serves as SWAT Team Commander and Honor Guard member.  Sgt. Strawn supervises the School Resource Officers, Sheriff’s Office Training Unit, is an OPOTA Instructor as well as an Adjunct Professor for Hocking College. Sgt. Strawn was promoted to Sergeant in April 2021.
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