MEET THE SHERIFF

Sheriff Michael R. McCauley

     Sheriff Michael R. McCauley is currently serving as the 47th Sheriff of Guernsey County.  Sheriff McCauley began his career in Law Enforcement as a deputy in 1978 for the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office and is now serving his third term as Sheriff.
     He is a graduate of Cambridge High School, the Ohio State Highway Patrol Peace Officer Academy and the FBI National Academy 196th class.  Sheriff McCauley did his undergraduate studies at Muskingum Area Technical College.
     As a deputy for the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office he was promoted in 1980 to the rank of Sergeant then later promoted to Lieutenant and Captain before being elected to serve as Sheriff in 2000.
     During his career, Sheriff McCauley has received numerous commendations that included Master Service Weapons Award, Marijuana Eradication, Homicide Investigations, two Citations of Merit, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Life Saving Award, Kiwanis Distinguished Service Award, FOP Lodge 136 Distinguished Service Award, F & M Lodge 66 Community Builders Award, The Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association Award of Valor, Medal of Honor, Life Saving Award, 30 Year Safe Driving Award, Certified Law Enforcement Management Award, National Sheriff's Association Medal of Valor, and The Society of The Sons of The American Revolution Law Enforcement Commendation Medal.
     Sheriff McCauley and his wife Vicky have two sons Eric and Matthew.  As a family they are active in raising of Registered Black Angus Cattle and crossbred genetics. He is a certified lay speaker for the United Methodist Church.

     As a deputy he helped organize the deputy's FOP Lodge 136, computerized the Sheriff’s Office warrant files, case files, stolen articles files and booking procedures.  He organized the county’s 911 emergency phone system and coordinated the construction of the Guernsey County Law Enforcement Center.
     As Sheriff, he advanced the in-service training of all employees, created a Critical Incident Team that specializes in major crimes investigations, cold case files investigation, the county’s first flood rescue & recovery watercraft team, a special response team, a Emergency Communication trailer, a volunteer mounted search & rescue team and neighborhood crime watch program through several communities in Guernsey County.  He helped organize the Southeast Ohio Sheriffs in the universal training of SRT teams and the emergency notification system known as City Watch, Projected Lifesaver, Computerized Criminal History Checks, concealed weapons permits, Esorn (aka, registration of sex offenders) and the sheriff’s office web site that now includes the listings of Sheriff's Sales. He currently serves as treasurer for the Buckeye State Sheriff's Association and serves as co-director for the Region 8 Homeland Security Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Plan. He also hosts one of 11 interoperability communication vehicles for the Buckeye State Sheriff's Association and is instrumental in the building of the county’s firing range and training center for deputies.
     Sheriff McCauley has devoted his career to progressively advancing the quality of law enforcement at the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office to continue to improve the service his office provides to Guernsey County for a safe place to live and raise a family.


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