Sheriff Wasylyshyn

Mark Wasylyshyn is the elected Sheriff of Wood County Ohio since January of 2005. As the Sheriff, he is the chief law enforcement officer in the county, with additional responsibilities for managing the 224 bed county jail, 9-1-1 Dispatch Center, Special Response Team, Road Patrol, Detective Bureau, Sheriff Sales, issuing carry concealed weapons permits, registering and monitoring sex offenders and arsonists, and paper service for the Common Pleas Courts. He supervises a staff of 120 full-time deputies and is assisted by an auxiliary of fifty members who volunteer their time.

Sheriff Wasylyshyn serves on the board of directors of the National Sheriffs’ Association and serves on several of its national committees. He also represents the National Sheriffs’ Association on the Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council. Wasylyshyn is the President of the Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association and serves on several of its state committees.

Mark Wasylyshyn is a life-long resident of Wood County. He is a life member of Saint Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church and serves as trustee. He graduated from Rossford High School in 1979 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hillsdale College in 1983. He is also a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College and the National Sheriff’s Institute. Wasylyshyn is an active member of Rotary, Kiwanis, and numerous committees for his children’s school. He and his wife, Jenna, are the proud parents of twins, James and Catherine, born in 1999. The Wasylyshyn family resides on their farm in Webster Township.

ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS

  • ASIS International (American Society for Industrial Security)
  • Black Swamp Humanitarian Awards Committee
  • Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce
  • Bowling Green Kiwanis Club
  • Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association (BSSA)
    • President
    • Awards & Public Relations Committee
    • Budget Committee
    • D.A.R.E./S.R.O. Committee
    • False Alarm Reduction Subcommittee Chairman
    • Funeral & Mourning Policy Committee
    • Image Enhancing Committee
    • Legislative Committee
    • Radio & Technology Committee
  • Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Committee
  • Eastwood Schools Audit Finance Committee
  • Eastwood Schools Continuous Improvement Planning Committee
  • Eastwood Schools Facilities Task Committee
  • Executive Institute Committee, Law Enforcement Foundation, Inc.
  • Executive Joint Terrorism Task Force, FBI
  • Huntington Bank Scholarship Committee
  • Liaison to Private Security Committee, IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police)
  • Law Enforcement Liaison Council (ASIS/NSA)
  • Liaison to Private Security Committee, IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police)
  • National Crime Prevention Association
  • National Latino Peace Officers Association
  • National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA)
    • Board of Directors
    • Outreach Committee, Vice-Chairman
    • Governmental Affairs Committee
    • Court Security, Civil and Corrections Committee
    • Education and Awards Committee
    • Global Affairs Committee
    • Homeland Security Committee
  • Owens Community College
    • Alumni Association Board Director
    • Center for Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee
    •  Corrections Advisory Committee
    • Criminal Justice Advisory Committee
    • Homeland Security Advisory Committee
    • Law Enforcement Advisory Committee
  • Northern Wood County Republican Club
  • Rotary Club of Perrysburg
  • Perrysburg Schools Safety Committee
  • Attorney General’s D.A.R.E. Policy Advisory Board
  • Auditor of State’s Regional Advisory Board
  • Governor’s Appointment to Private Investigations & Security Services Commission
  • St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church
  • Amateur Radio Emergency Service
  • Community Corrections Board
  • Court Security Advisory Board
  • Farm Bureau
  • Fire & EMS Chief’s Association
  • Law Enforcement Executives Association
  • Township Trustees & Clerks Association

AWARDS

  • 2015 Officer of the Year – Toledo Chapter A.S.I.S. Keith Dressel Officer of the Year Award
  • Blue Coat of the Year – State of Ohio Knights of Columbus  2014
  • Blue Coat of the Year – Toledo Knights of Columbus – 2014
  • Rossford School District 2010 Award of Distinction
  • Certificate of Appreciation – ODPS/Ohio Homeland Security 2009
  • Certified Law Enforcement Manager – Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Assn 2005 – 2015
  • Certificate of Appreciation, The Salvation Army 2014
  • Certificates of Appreciation, American Legion Toledo Post 335,  2013 – 2015
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Grand Rapids Care Center 2013
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Wood County Health Department 2009
  • Certificates of Appreciation – r.a.d. KIDS Safety Education 2008 – 2014
  • Certificate of Appreciation – Zero Tolerance Task Force 2007
  • Certificate of Appreciation – Perrysburg Heights Community Assn 2007
  • Outstanding Leadership Award – Ohio Educational Service Center Assn 2006
  • Certificates of Appreciation – Bowling Green Kiwanis Club – 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation – Cocoon Shelter 2006
  • Certificate of Recognition – Owens Community College 2005
  • Blue Coat of the Year – Perrysburg Knights of Columbus 2004
  • Certificate of Recognition – Ohio Attorney General’s D.A.R.E. Advisory Board 2003
  • Certificate of Recognition – Perrysburg Schools Board of Education 2004
  • Officer of the Year – Perrysburg Knights of Columbus
  • Community Service Award – Perrysburg Alternatives to Substance Abuse 1995/1996