Our Mission

Is to promote, preserve, and deliver a feeling of security, safety and quality in services provided to all members of our community.

Our Duties Include

Law Enforcement, Court Security, Service of Papers, Jail Operations, Extradition Process and Transport of Prisoners

A Highly Skilled Team

To respond to critical incidents resulting in a successful resolution.

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Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz
Sheriff Matt Lutz

Muskingum County Sheriff Since 2008

Sheriff Matt Lutz

As Sheriff of Muskingum County, I would like to welcome you to the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office website. It is my hope that our website will be a useful resource for the citizens of Muskingum County.

It has been an honor to serve as Muskingum County Sheriff. The office of Sheriff is unique, as it is the only elected law enforcement official in the State of Ohio. The Sheriff is elected/re-elected every four years allowing the Sheriff, their record and the way in which he/she operates their office to be accountable to the citizens and the voters of the county. It is the only remaining law enforcement position in the United States which is filled through the electoral process.

The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office provides enforcement and investigative services to our citizens through our deputies assigned to our patrol division. Our general case detectives are responsible for investigating serious felony crimes. We partner with the Zanesville Police Department to provide drug enforcement. We are also a member of the Central Ohio Drug Task Force that provides additional resources for these drug investigations. We operate a full-service jail, as well as the primary dispatch center in the county that provides 911 service and dispatching for all county law enforcement, volunteer Fire and EMS Departments. Our office also provides courthouse security and security in our school districts. We currently have 11 School Resource Officers in the county’s 5 school districts, the Mid-East Career Center and Zane State College/OUZ Campus. We also provide a deputy for the Zanesville City School District’s building that is out in the county. Our professional clerical staff serves our citizens through reports, background checks, CCW permits, sheriff’s sales and subpoenas.

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