The Sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer for the county. They are responsible for keeping the public peace within the county. They enforce all traffic and drunk driving laws. They also investigate crimes, enforce court orders, deliver subpoenas, and attend court sessions
The Sheriff is the administrator of the county jail and is responsible for keeping prisoners confined safely by attending to the jail and regulating the jail according to the Ohio minimum jail standards.
The Sheriff is required to visit the jail once a month to inspect the inmates. The Sheriff and his deputies are sometimes contracted for police protection in small cities and villages.
The mission of the Henry County Sheriff's Office is to provide the highest level of professional law enforcement services to ensure the safety and security of all Henry County citizens. We are committed to upholding all laws and preserving the peace. We will perform our duties with compassion and integrity while maintaining high ethical and moral conduct.
A Message From Sheriff Michael D. Bodenbender
I would like to welcome you to the Henry County Sheriff's Office website. I would like to thank the people of Henry County for placing their trust and faith in me. It is truly an honor and privilege to serve as your Sheriff. I will continue my dedication and commitment in making Henry County a safe place to live and raise a family.