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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


On Monday, March 19, 2018 at approximately 1:15 a.m. a Boone County Sheriff’s deputy fired on a man in a vehicle who had just fought with two deputies and was in the process of driving across the lot of the Verona Marathon located at 2832 Verona-Mudlick Road in Verona, Kentucky.  ReadMore

A Walton-Verona High School Junior has been charged with Terroristic Threatening 2nd Degree for threats he made, reportedly upset that a teacher had taken his cell phone away.  ReadMore

Boone County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested a Camp Ernst Middle School teacher for his inappropriate relationship with a 17 year old intern which ran a course from January, 2013 through the end of that school year.  ReadMore

Two Boone County Sheriff deputies help save an apparent overdose victim.  ReadMore

Boone County Sheriff Michael A. Helmig expands the school resource officer program to include an armed, sworn deputy in each of the fifteen Boone County public elementary schools.  ReadMore

Another Boone County School student has been charged with Terroristic Threatening. ReadMore 

Sheriff Helmig issues a press release concerning several recent incidents at various Boone County Schools.  ReadMore

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