Ohio County Sheriff's Department

  • Agency: Ohio County Sheriff's Department
  • Address: 51 16th Street, Wheeling, 26003 WV
  • Chief:
Phone: 304-234-3680

Ohio County Sheriff's Department is located at 51 16th Street, Wheeling, 26003 WV. The Ohio County Sheriff's Department phone number is 304-234-3680.

Ohio County Sheriff's Department News

Please exercise your right to vote today! Let’s see those stickers! #EVERYVOTECOUNTS

These stats were from just last week, and were all AVOIDABLE. There’s no excuse for this - STOP 🛑 when the bus has its STOP sign out, and obey school zone speed limits. Let’s keep our kids safe! #TRAFFICTIPTUESDAY

Today’s youth will never know the struggle...well except for the clock on your stove. This is a good time to remind you that when daylight savings time begins and ends, change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. We hope you all enjoyed the extra hour of sleep!

Students at Bethlehem Elementary School and West Liberty Elementary School both received K9 demonstrations in recognition of Red Ribbon Week - a national education and prevention initiative to raise awareness about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

Hoping everyone had a safe and happy Trick-Or-Treat!! This future Ohio County Deputy sure enjoyed his! This little fella is the nephew of Deputy Nathan Dober.

The Ohio County Sheriff's Office sadly and respectfully recognizes the passing of The Honorable Justice Arthur M. Recht. Our Deputies have had the honor of being Bailiffs in Judge Recht's Courtroom throughout his many years of service to Ohio County. Judge's remarkable career, distinguished service, and respected rulings will be his legacy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Recht Family in this time of loss.

A horrific tragedy in Pittsburgh today. We extend our heartfelt sympathies and prayers to all.

The Ohio County Sheriff’s Office was proud to once again participate in the Gabriel Project Stuff A Cruiser Event held yesterday at the Highlands. Over $1000 was raised and 6 cruisers stuffed with supplies. Thank you to everyone that supported this event, many infants and families in the Ohio Valley will benefit greatly from your generosity.

It was a successful Trunk-or-Treat event this evening at Valley Harley-Davidson! Sgt. John Haglock and Cpl. Rich White had a great time handing out treats and talking with the kids.

Good information on hunting safety

#TRAFFICTIPTUESDAY - Be critter conscious. You're 3.5 times more likely to hit an animal - especially a deer - in late October through November than at any other time of the year. The fall season brings an increase in deer activity because it's their time for mating and migrating. Watch for darting deer, especially at dawn and dusk since that's their active time. If you see a deer cross the roadway, proceed very slowly as they often travel in groups.

Perfect weather today for a Fall Festival at Madison Elementary School! Sgt. John Haglock and the students had a great time! 🍁

Today is #NATIONALBOSSESDAY and we could not let this one slip without letting Sheriff Howard know that he is very much appreciated by his team here at OCSO. Have a great day #BOSS!

This week for #TRAFFICTIPTUESDAY let's talk trash. Driving around it appears that our roadways are trash receptacles. Why do people think it's OK to throw their McDonalds wrappers and KFC boxes out the car window as they're driving down the road? Aside from being unsightly and disgusting, it's a hazard and it's illegal. WV Code 17C-14-14 - unlawful littering from a motor vehicle is punishable by a fine and up to 3 points on your drivers license. Please be responsible and dispose of trash properly.

Our OCSO K9 Handlers received a special gift today from Dr. Karl Yurko and his wife Jennifer. Each backpack contains a K9 specific first aid kit, and the deputies were given instruction on how to use the supplies in the event of an injury. Thank you KEY Animal Hospital for always looking out for our precious pups!! #OCSOK9 #WORKINGDOGS

TRAFFIC ALERT...I-470 WB near Bethlehem. WB shut down and 1 lane EB open. Expect shut down to last approx 4-5 hours.

Tip of the day: DON'T run from K9 Kruz. Enough said. #OCSOK9 #WORKINGDOGS

Don’t forget to lock your doors and remove all valuables from your vehicle! #9PMROUTINE

With nasty weather in our forecast, this #TrafficTipTuesday is about driving in the rain. A few things to remember: (1) give yourself plenty of TIME, (2) maintain a safe distance between vehicles, (3) use low-beam headlights (no hazards) and (4) SLOW DOWN!

A great first day of Fall spent at the Town of West Liberty’s Community Festival. Sheriff Howard, Chief Deputy Schultz, Deputy G.J. Costello, Deputy Hronek and his partner K9 Zoro were on hand, and had a great time interacting with the crowd.

The Ohio County Sheriff's Office is proud to announce that Cpl. Richard White has been awarded the U.S. Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service in Policing. Sheriff Howard, Chief Deputy Schultz, and U.S. Attorney of the WV Northern District William Powell traveled to Washington D.C. on Tuesday to witness Cpl. White accept this honorable award. On Saturday, June 24, 2017, Cpl Richard White III put himself directly in harm's way-twice-and was instrumental in preventing a tragedy. That afternoon, 911 Dispatchers received a call about several young people who had flipped out of their kayaks, and were being swept away by swift high water in Wheeling Creek behind Greenwood Cemetery. Cpl. White responded, and when he got out of his partol car he saw a young girl being swept downstream by swift currents. He did not hesitate, and jumped into the water grabbing the girls life jacket and pulling her to shore. Moments later, he saw an adult woman who was also being swept downstream. Cpl. White entered the water a second time and grabbed the far end of the oar the woman was floating on. Using branches from a fallen tree, he was able to pull her to the bank.