Sheriff Samuel A. Crish


  • Major: Commander of Investigative Division, Allen County Sheriff's Office.
  • Commander: West Central Ohio Crime Task Force.
  • Lieutenant: Allen County Sheriff's Office Investigative Division.
  • Sergeant: Allen County Sheriff's Office Investigative Division.
  • Sergeant: Allen County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division.
  • Deputy Sheriff/Canine Officer: Allen County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division.
  • Security Deputy: Allen County Department Of Human Services.
  • Chief Of Security, Lima Mall.
  • Patrolman: American Township Police Department.
  • Special Deputy Sheriff: Court Security/Bailiff/Process Server for Allen County Juvenile Court.


  • Graduate Elida High School, Elida, Oh.
  • Graduate Ohio Peace Officer Academy, Lima, Oh.
  • Graduate Federal Bureau Of Investigation, National Academy, 11 Weeks, in Quantico, Va.
  • University Of Virginia Criminal Justice Education Constitutional Criminal Law, Charlottesville, Va.
  • Reid Interviewing And Interrogation, Cincinnati, Oh.
  • Medicolegal Investigation Of Death, Dearborn, Mi.
  • Continuing Mandatory Law Enforcement Training, Lima, Oh.


  • 2005 Allen County Sheriff's Office Staff Officer of The Year.
  • Twice Nominated for the Lima Exchange Club's Officer of The Year.


  • Married, Son, 2 Stepsons, 7-Grandchildren.

Chief Deputy Jim Everett

Chief Deputy Jim Everett began his career with the Allen County Sheriff’s Office on September 30, 1975 when he was appointed a Deputy by then Sheriff Edward L. Fair. Chief Everett has served as a Deputy, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain. Chief Everett was appointed Chief Deputy on January 1, 2009 by Sheriff Sam Crish when he took Office. The Chief Deputy serves as second in command to the Sheriff and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Sheriff’s Office. Chief Everett is a graduate of Bath High School, Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Academy, and numerous specialized law enforcement training classes. Chief Everett is a recipient of the V.F.W. Deputy of the Year and the Lima Exchange Club Law Officer of the year awards. Chief Everett is married, has one son, four stepsons, and 10 grandchildren.