Boone County Sheriff

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The Boone County Sheriff’s Office, located in Northern Kentucky, serves a broad and diverse population of over 110,000 residents across 256 square miles. Boone County borders Southwest Ohio, Southeast Indiana, and the Ohio River.  Boone County serves as a conduit for three (3) major US Interstate systems (I–71, I–75, and I–275). The closest major city, Cincinnati, OH, is only a fifteen (15) minute drive from the borders of Boone County. The above demographics also represent the ability of the regional population to easily traverse local and state boundaries. The combined populations of the three Northern Kentucky Counties (Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties) and Hamilton County, OH (Cincinnati) serve a population of over one million people.

Sheriff Michael A. Helmig is the 64th Sheriff of Boone County, a constitutionally elected office that dates back to 1799. Sheriff Michael A. Helmig is responsible for a wide variety of duties, including, but not limited to full–time law enforcement services, property tax collection, election duties, and service to the Boone County Civil and Criminal Courts.

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2017 Boone County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy. The class will be held on Thursday evenings from 6pm–9pm at the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.
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Press Release

An Independence, Kentucky man has been arrested for the armed robbery of the Dollar General Store in Walton, Kentucky.  ReadMore 

On Saturday, February 3, 2018 a three vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 42 sent multiple people to the hospital, some with life-threatening injuries.  ReadMore

Boone County Coroner Missy Rittinger reports that overdose deaths are down nearly sixteen percent since 2015.  ReadMore

Sign up for the next Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) training course that begins Thursday, February 22, 2018.  The course is free but pre-registraion is required.  ReadMore 

Assault sends on man to the hospital and another to jail.  ReadMore  

On Thursday, January 4, 2018 at approximately 10:40 a.m. a three (3) vehicle collision on eastbound I-275 at the 10 mile marker caused a car hauling tractor trailer to turn over blocking the entire eastbound lanes for approximately four (4) hours.  ReadMore

On Thursday, January 4, 2018 at approximately 5:25 a.m. a three vehicle collision involving a tractor trailer and two Greyhound buses on northbound I-71 at the 74.7 mile marker caused eight (8) passengers in one of the buses to be injured and subsequently transported to Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Florence, Kentucky.  ReadMore

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division in conjunction with our Traffic Division and Traffic Grant personnel have experimented with conducting “traffic blitzes” during late evening/early morning hours on specific roadways in Boone County.  The concentrated enforcement campaigns are geared toward criminal interdiction and apprehending impaired drivers through saturated patrol. ReadMore

Boone County Sheriff Investigators are asking for anyone with information as to the identities of the two men using credit card skimmers in the area to either call Crime Stoppers at (513) 352-3040 or the Boone County Sheriff’s Office at (859) 334-2175 ReadMore

 On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at 2:56 a.m., a two vehicle traffic collision on Old Lexington Pike near the 11,400 block in Walton, Kentucky sent the driver and passenger of one vehicle to the hospital with life threatening injuries.    ReadMore

On Monday, December 4, 2017, at 10:50 p.m. a two vehicle traffic collision on U.S. Highway 42 near the 10,600 block just north of Hicks Pike in Union, Kentucky claimed the life of one of the drivers and sent the other driver to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.    ReadMore







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