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County of Summit

Sheriff's Office

Kandy Fatheree, Sheriff

Summit County Sheriff Fatheree Summit County Sheriff Fatheree
Summit County Sheriff Logo

County of Summit

Sheriff's Office

Kandy Fatheree, Sheriff

Summit County Sheriff Fatheree

County of Summit Sheriff:


Specialty Units

The Summit County Sheriff's Office has a number of units that fill specialized roles with a particular skill set. These specialty units are a unique facet of the Sheriff's Office, serving the entirety of Summit County and even beyond!

Bomb Squad

The Bomb Squad consists of ten Deputies and our explosives-trained K-9. They serve Summit, Portage, Medina, Stark, Wayne, Holmes, Tuscarawas, and Carroll counties. The team are on-call around the clock, and regularly participates in local and national training to remain certified through the FBI.

Bomb Squad 01


The SWAT Team consists of Sheriff’s Deputies and a team of tactical medics from the Green Fire Depart. All members have completed specialized training in their fields and are required to complete regular training each month, and an annual recertification training.

SWAT plane

K-9 Unit

The Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit consists of K-9s Marlo, Freddy, and Nero assigned to our Patrol Division, K-9 Taro assigned to our Drug Unit, and K-9 Piper who is assigned to our Bomb Squad and works weeklong at the Akron-Canton Airport.

K-9 Unit

Crash Investigation Unit

The Crash Investigation Unit is a group of highly trained deputies responsible for investigating fatal and serious-injury crashes. Members possess a variety of skills dealing with motorcycle, pedestrian, and commercial vehicle crash investigation, accident reconstruction, vehicle dynamics, as well as advanced mapping and diagramming.

Crash Team

Crime Scene Investigation Unit

The Crime Scene Investigation Unit collects and processes physical, biological, and trace evidence at crime scenes, which is then presented to detectives, prosecutors, and the courts. The CSI Unit responded to over 64 calls and assisted 4 other agencies in 2022.


Crisis Negotiators

The Crisis Negotiation Team is dispatched to resolve incidents involving barricaded subjects, hostage takers, or persons threatening to commit suicide. Members accompany the SWAT Team on all high-risk operations. Negotiators partake in yearly training, including addressing those with mental illnesses or in altered mental states.

crisis negotiators

Mounted Unit

The Summit County Sheriff's Office Mounted Unit is the largest and most sought after Mounted Unit in Ohio. It consists of deputies and civilian auxiliary members who participate on a voluntary basis. They are dispatched to perform crowd control at public events, demonstrations, festivals, high-profile visits, etc.

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Honor Guard

The Honor Guard consists of current and retired Deputies who serve as Guardians of the Colors at special ceremonies and events, and to honor their fallen comrades.

Honor Guard

Mobile Field Force

The Mobile Field Force was formed to respond to planned and unplanned events such as riots, protests, mass casualty disasters, and any other large-scale events where a team of deputies is needed. It is under the Command of Inspector Bill Holland.

mobile field force


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