Sheriff David Shaffer

Mission Statement

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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.  

To achieve this mission, The Knox County Sheriff's Office employees commit to these core values:

** Integrity **

Employees uphold their positions of trust through honesty, credibility, and by maintaining high ethical standards.

** Service to the Community **

Employees regard their office as a public trust, and in the discharge of their duties, are constantly mindful of their primary obligation to serve the community courteously, efficiently, and effectively.

** Professionalism **

Employees value professionalism by having a clear sense of commitment, perspective, and direction and develop professionalism by creating an environment that encourages teamwork, innovation, and continuous self-evaluation.

** Responsibility and Accountability **

Employees ensure that their behavior earns the support and trust of all segments of the public by being responsible for their actions and willing to admit their mistakes.