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Concealed Carry

On April 8, 2004, H.B. 12 went into effect allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons once they meet certain requirements. Each Sheriff in the State is entrusted with the duties to issue permits to those individuals who apply for and qualify to carry a concealed weapon.


Automated well-being checks for seniors and shut-ins.

Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver’s mission is to use state-of-the-art technology in assisting those who care for victims of Alzheimer’s and other Related Mental Dysfunctional Disorders (ARMD) and victims who become lost.  These victims include the elderly and even the youngest who are afflicted with Down’s Syndrome and Autism.

Neighborhood Watch

The purpose of the NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH program is to make you aware of the steps you and you’re neighbors can take to make your home more secure against crime, to show you how you and your neighbors can help each other protect your entire neighborhood, and make local law enforcement agencies more effective in the fight against crime through YOUR involvement and participation.

Kidprint ID

Child Identification Card System.
Produces full color plastic child ID cards with photo and fingerprint.

Web Check

Ohio's new electronic civilian background check system. Civilian background checks for

agencies such as schools, nursing homes and day-care centers.


Nixle is a service used by HCSO to update resiedence with weather updates, crime alerts and other relavent safety information. You can sign up to recieve these updates by text at


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