Sheriff David Shaffer


Knox County Sheriff's OfficeWelcome to the Knox County Sheriff's Office website which has been created to provide our citizens with a wide range of current information about the activities of your sheriff's office.  This website will allow us to work together to achieve the mission of the Sheriff's office. Our duties are to maintain a safe and secure jail, perform services of the court, and perform law enforcement services to residents of the county while upholding the US Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Ohio.  

Our mission is to perform these duties fairly, impartially, professionally, and efficiently. We will strive to conduct ourselves with honor, integrity, and high ethical standards. 

Phone     740-397-3333
Fax         740-397-5277

Administration / Detectives

Civil Process / Records

Jail Division
740-392-JAIL (5245)

Our Address
11540 Upper Gilchrist Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050


Anyone can visit Knox County’s crime map at: