The Special Deputies are a group of men
and women who donate their time to the citizens of Preble County. These hard
working individuals purchase their own uniforms, equipment, pay for their own
training, only to work many events for which they receive no compensation.
These deputies have regular jobs, most in non-law enforcement related fields.
Their dedication is often unmatched.
Special Deputies do, however, have
the opportunity to work special events and receive compensation for those
services. These events include, but are not limited to, the Preble County
Fair, Pork Festival, various festivals throughout the county, and many school
related and sporting events.
The Special Deputy is appointed by and
serves at the pleasure of the Sheriff. Their organization, The Preble County
Special Deputy Sheriff’s, Inc., is a stand alone incorporated business.
The purpose of that corporation is to fund the operational needs of the
The Special Deputies organization is made up of about 25 deputies; the number
often fluctuates. Four of five of those deputies serve in the position of
sergeant, with an assigned squad of deputies he or she supervises.
If you or your organization requires the services of the Special Deputies,
Major Renner who serves as liaison between the
Sheriff as this “auxiliary” unit.