About Us

The Summit County Sheriff's Office is comprised of five divisions - Operations, Detentions, Support Services, Emergency Management and Animal Control & Shelter - all overseen by Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons.


Support Services Division

The Support Services Division, supervised by Commander Tom Whelan, includes:


The Operations Division, supervised by Commander Scott Wagner, is comprised of the Patrol Section, the Criminal Investigations Section, the Traffic Safety Unit, the Community Service Section, the School Resource Section and the Color Guard.


The Detention Division, supervised by Commander Jake Straw, includes the Jail, Court Security, Jail Based Behavioral Services (JBBS), Strategies to Avoid Relapse and Recidivism (S.T.A.R.R.) and extradition. Our detention facility can accommodate up to 95 inmates each day and at times houses inmates from neighboring counties.

Animal Control & Shelter

The Animal Control Division, supervised by Director Lesley Hall, encompasses both Animal Control and the Animal Shelter. In addition to enforcing the animal control regulations for unincorporated Summit County, the Animal Control and Shelter also facilitates animal adoptions and educational programs.

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