Sheriff Jeffrey D. Paden has issued  a Level 1 Snow Emergency for Guernsey County on 1/31/2023 at 2:00 a.m.

To view the state’s weather-related road closures and restrictions, visit the Ohio Department of Transportation’s traffic website at http://ohgo.com

Snow Emergency Classifications:

Level 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

Level 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.

Level 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may be subject themselves to arrest.

Sheriff Jeffrey D. Paden

Consistently and with uniformity, we strive to maintain social order and provide professional law enforcement services to citizens in the community, within prescribed ethical, budgetary, and constitutional constraints. We also strive to enforce the law and maintain order in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing the need for justice, and the consistent appearance of justice. The Sheriff recognizes that no law enforcement agency can operate at its maximum potential without supportive input from the citizens it serves. We actively solicit and encourage the cooperation of all citizens to reduce the limit and opportunities for crime and to assist in bringing to justice those that break the law.

It is the mission statement of the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office to enforce the laws of the State of Ohio, to deter offenses against the public in the most efficient and cost effective manner.

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