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Lake County, Ohio - Sheriff's Office

Chief Deputy

     Message from Chief Deputy Frank Leonbruno


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

    My name Frank Leonbruno, and I have the distinct privilege of serving as the Chief Deputy of the Lake County Sheriff's Office. I have worked for the Lake County Sheriff's Office for the past 30 years; serving as as a Corrections Officer (1989-1991), Corrections Sergeant (1991-1993), Captain/Jail Administrator (1993-2011), and as Chief Deputy since 2011.  You may ask, "What does the Chief Deputy do and where does this position fit into the chain of command of the Lake County Sheriff's Office?"

    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 coordinates 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.

    Training Background

    Chief Deputy Frank J. Leonbruno