In accordance with Section 341 of the Ohio Revised Code, the Summit County Sheriff is empowered as the keeper of the County Jail. A Chief of Corrections (Assistant Sheriff) is appointed by the Sheriff and is responsible for managing the jail facilities and assuring that all federal, state, and local laws are abided by.
The Sheriff’s Office provides security services for the Glenwood Jail, a satellite minimum security facility operated in conjunction with Oriana House.
The Summit County Jail is classified by the State of Ohio as a "full service" detention center. That means it is operated twenty-four (24) hours a day, three hundred sixty-five (365) days a year. It is, therefore, required that the facility be properly staffed for the safety and protection of the inmates and staff twenty-four (24) hours a day.
The staff required to operate both facilities is two hundred fourteen (214) sworn personnel, twenty-six (26) supervisors and thirty-six (36) full-time and civilian employees. Staff is scheduled as needed for inmate supervision, intake, general security, medical transport, trusty security, and numerous civilian assignments. Another twenty-five (25) full-time and twenty-nine (29) part-time contract employees staff the medical, behavioral health, maintenance, and food service units in the Jail. All deputies assigned to the two facilities are certified peace officers and are utilized by the Sheriff to respond to civil disturbances and other emergencies within the county.