Ross County Jr. Deputies Program

The Ross County Junior Deputies have made a comeback from the 1970's. The Program was started back in 1965 by the Ohio Buckeye Sheriff's Association. The Program has started and stopped several times over the years due to budget cuts and participation. In 1996 the Ross County Junior Deputies made a comeback. Now under the Leadership of  Dep. Richard Groves and Dep. Bill Stansberry the program is moving forward. The Junior Deputy Program is to help better the kids and to get them ready for possible careers in Law Enforcement. 
  A yearly activity for them is the Ross County Fair . You will also see them in November passing out flyers for their annual can food drive and then the next weekend picking up the food and delivering it to the local food bank.  Other events that take place throughout the year is training in First Aid , CPR,  Fingerprinting, GunSafety and actual shooting at the local range and many other activities that Law Enforcement Officers use in their jobs.

Ranking Officers in the Junior Deputies, Lt. Cyrus Horsley and Lt.. Patrick Morris

Sgt Isaac Oberer & Sgt. Jonathan Dingess 

Cpl. Sadie Cory.


Want to Join the Ross County Jr. Deputy's? Click the Link for an Application.


Meeting Times and Important Events


Upcoming Events Junior Deputies.





Tuesday October 15th, 2013- Regular meeting at the Law Complex.  6:00P-7:00PM.  Handbook Committee will meet until 7:30PM.


Sunday October 20th, 2013-  Fall Festival of Leaves Parade in Bainbridge Ohio.  Be there no later than 1:30PM.  We are usually very near the start of the parade near Mac’s Pizza.  Yellow Shirt, Black Pants, if its cold a black long sleeve shirt can be worn under the yellow shirt.  No Coats.  Kids are to be picked up at the end of the parade route immediately after we finish not parade!  We break up at the Firehouse. Parade starts at 2:30PM we will be done by 2:50PM if not before.


Saturday October 26th, 2013- Chillicothe Halloween Parade. Again yellow shirts, black pants and a long sleeve shirt if needed.  No coats.  If you need one until we start marching your coat will be placed in truck for you to pick up after.  Meet in City Park near Diamond #1 no later than 6:30PM.  Pickup will be at Water and Walnut Street.  We usually get stuck towards the back of the line

up so we will be a while before we finish.  Read paper for Line up.


Saturday November 9th,2013- Pass out flyers for our annual can food drive.  Meet at the Law Complex at 10:00AM.  Yellow Shirts black pants. Will be finished around 1:00PM.


Upcoming Events Junior Deputies Continued


Saturday November 16th,2013- Pick up food and deliver to food bank.  Meet at law Complex at 10:00AM.  Yellow shirts, black pants.  The pick-up of the food takes a little longer.  Should be finished around 2:30PM ish!  After food is delivered we will have pizza for the kids.  They should bring their drinks.


Tuesday December 3rd,2013- Regular meeting at the Law Complex.  6:00P-7:00PM.  Handbook Committee will stay until 7:30PM if need be.


Christmas Food Baskets Will be delivered either the 21st, 22nd or 23rd of December.  Meet at the Law Complex at 8:00AM.  Yellow Shirts, black pants.  Depending on how many Deputies we have helping deliver the baskets we will finish between 1:00PM and as late as 3:00PM.  More detail later.

Below are some photographs of the Jr. Deputies that participated in the Christmas 2010 Food Drive.


E-mail  Dep. Richard  Groves or Dep. Bill Stansberry