Frequently Asked Questions
The Sheriff’s Office does not accommodate internships. As much as we would like to encourage future law enforcement candidates, the danger and complexity involved is beyond our organizational capacity. The Sheriff does offer a Citizens Police Academy twice a year that is open to residents of Wood County. This is a great opportunity to understand the workings of the Sheriff’s Office and gain valuable information about a future career in law enforcement.
There is no need to apply again within 2 years of your original submittal. You may update your application during that period if needed. After 2 years from your original submittal, you are welcome to apply again.
You should be notified by email that your application has been received. Your application will be kept active for 2 years. If any openings occur, all the current applications will be reviewed, and those with the best qualifications for the position to be filled, will be scheduled for an interview. If you are not scheduled for an interview or if you were but weren’t selected, your application will still remain on file for future openings until 2 years has expired.
Yes you can, but the preference is to fill out the online application. We get several hundred applications over a two year period (length of time applications are kept) and it’s much more efficient having them online than in a file that has to be managed regularly by a Deputy. It also makes it easier for the administrative staff to review them when an opening occurs.
You may contact the firm that handles the software for the online application either by phone (888- 606-7868) or email SASS_CUSTOMER_SUPPORT@ADP.COM. Hint: make sure you do all the electronic signatures the same. There is more than one signature needed during the application process and they must be exactly the same.
You can download the manual at the Ohio Attorney General's Publication Center.
Original application fee is $67.00 (or $91.00 for FBI check) Renewal application fee is $50.00 Replacement fee is $15.00 Emergency Application fee is $37.00 Application fees are non-refundable.
Section 2923.125 of the Ohio Revised Code applies to the Carrying Concealed Handgun process.
Ohio law gives the Attorney General the right to negotiate concealed carry handgun reciprocity agreements with other states. Under such agreements, Ohio and other states agree to respect each other's concealed carry laws and recognize each other's permit holders. In assessing whether to enter a reciprocity agreement, the Attorney General must determine if another state's concealed carry law and requirements are "substantially comparable" to Ohio's. Ohio has reciprocity agreements with the several states. You can learn more at the Ohio Attorney General's Website .
In some instances where the applicant resides in Wood County, the permit could be issued the same day. Applicants who reside in an adjacent county will not receive their permit on the day of application. By law, the Sheriff has 45 days to respond to an application request. Once complete, you will be notified and can either pick up your permit in person, or we can send your permit in the mail.
Deputy Rachel Scherley (419) 373-4912 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are accepted by APPOINTMENT ONLY
. IT IS PREFERRED THAT YOU ARRANGE FOR AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE by clicking on Book Appointment above. Appointments are available Monday- Thursday with varying times. On occasion, there is also one Saturday a month available. If you do not make your appointment online you may do so by phone; however there may be a delay in processing your appointment. Contact Deputy Rachel Scherley by telephone at (419) 373-4912 to schedule your appointment if you are not making your appointment online. An appointment is not needed for an Emergency Application.