Detective Division

The Wood County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau consists of five Detectives who handle nearly one thousand investigations per year.   The Detective Bureau investigates criminal activity against Persons and Property as well as conduct Narcotic and Human Trafficking Enforcement Investigations.  The Detective Bureau conducts investigations and prepares cases for successful prosecutions by conducting thorough interviews, recovering evidence of criminal activity, following up on tips/leads from sources.  The Detective Bureau collaborates with and assists other Local, State and Federal agencies in pursuit of the mission of the Sheriff’s Office.  The division has a combined experience of over 65 years in law enforcement.

Detective Lieutenant Rod Smith joined the Wood County Sheriff’s Office in 1998 and was appointed to the Detective Division in 2010.

Detective Sergeant Joe Miller joined the Wood County Sheriff’s Office in 1998 and was appointed to the Detective Division in 2013.

Detective Sergeant Ginnie Barta joined the Wood County Sheriff’s Office in 1998 and was appointed to the Detective Division in 2012.

Detective Sergeant Ryan Richards joined the Wood County Sheriff’s Office in 2012 and was appointed to the Detective Division in 2016.

Detective Sergeant Destinie Peterson joined the Wood County Sheriff’s Office in 2016 and was appointed to the Detective Division in 2017.

Contact Information

Detective Lieutenant Rod Smith
Office: (419) 354-9682
E-Mail: rlsmith@co.wood.oh.us

Detective Sergeant Joe Miller
Office: (419) 354-9267
E-Mail: jamiller@co.wood.oh.us

Detective Sergeant Ginnie Barta
Office (419) 354-9300
E-Mail:  gbarta@co.wood.oh.us

Detective Sergeant Ryan Richards
Office (419) 354-9693
E-Mail:  rrichards@co.wood.oh.us

Detective Sergeant Destinie Peterson
Office (419) 354-9089
E-Mail:  dpeterson@co.wood.oh.us