Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Wayne County Sheriff needs you to help build safer communities

Introducing Nextdoor from Nextdoor on Vimeo.

We are working with the residents of Wayne County to roll out Nextdoor in neighborhoods across our county by November 1st.  Nextdoor is a free private social networking website for YOUR neighborhood. Nextdoor makes it easy to connect with your neighbors and build stronger, safer, happier places to call home.

You can use your Nextdoor neighborhood website to:

Find trustworthy local resources, such as babysitters, plumbers and dentists.

Share information on suspicious activity and safety concerns with neighbors.

Organize neighborhood events, such as garage sales and block parties.

Get assistance to find lost pets and missing packages.

Promote items for sale/free and inquire about items for purchase.

Receive important updates from the Wayne County Sheriff

If you are interested in joining your Nextdoor neighborhood, go to and sign up to become a member.

You can view frequently asked questions or contact Nextdoor Support at

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Awarded $100,000 Grant to Implement Quick Response Teams for Overdose Survivors

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office was awarded a $100,000 grant over two years from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office to implement quick response teams which will help combat the opiate epidemic in Wayne County. Opiate related deaths increased markedly recently, from eight deaths in 2015 to 38 deaths last year, and over 600 drug overdoses in 2016.

 Quick Response Teams consist of law enforcement and recovery coaches visiting homes of overdose survivors to meet with them and their families to provide resources, including treatment options. The Quick Response Team grant is based on a successful model that is used in Hamilton County.

"From the law enforcement aspect, this grant allows us to provide a service that will save lives and reduce crime across Wayne County. Having an individual deputy able to focus his or her attention on overdosed survivors who have reached the lowest point in their lives, we will able to help people turn their lives around," Sheriff Travis Hutchinson, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.