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Chief Deputy

Message from Chief Deputy Robert Izzo

Let me welcome you to our web-site and introduce myself.

My name is Robert Izzo and I have had the honor to serve the last 20 years in the field of law enforcement- all at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. As Chief Deputy I am responsible for the daily operations of all five divisions here at the Sheriff’s Office.

To give you some of my background, I earned my Master of Science degree from the University of Cincinnati, and Bachelor of Arts degree from Kent State University.  As well, my education includes the Police Executive Leadership College, F.B.I. LEEDA- Trilogy recipient, and the WMD Incident Command School. In 2022 I graduated from Session 282 of the FBI National Academy. Over my career I have served as Patrol Deputy, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Detective, Marine Patrol member, Crisis Negotiator, School Resource Officer and Captain of the Road Patrol division.

The Chief Deputy serves as second in command of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and reports directly to the Sheriff. In the absence of the Sheriff, the Chief Deputy serves as the Acting Sheriff. The Chief Deputy is responsible, under the direction of the Sheriff, for the overall day-to-day operations of the Sheriff’s Office. The Division Commanders report directly to the Chief Deputy. These Divisions include: Road Patrol, Detective Bureau, Jail and Corrections, Court Services, Central Communication and Dispatch, Data Processing, Support and Clerical Services, S.W.A.T. Team, Dive Team, and Marine Patrol.

In addition to the internal supervisory responsibilities, the Chief Deputy helps coordinate press and media releases, fields questions from the public and business community, handles labor and contract issues, budget management, manages the Website, Facebook and Twitter accounts and other administrative matters.

If at any time you have a question or concern, I would encourage you to contact me at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. My phone number is: (440) 350-5517. A message may be left with the staff after hours (24 hours a day) and I will return your call at the earliest opportunity.

Chief Deputy Robert Izzo