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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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On Thursday, May 17, 2018 at approximately 7:50 p.m. Boone County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of what appeared to be an A.T.V. accident that claimed the rider’s life on a farm located on Miller Owens Road in Verona, Kentucky.  ReadMore

On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 5:57 a.m. a traffic collision involving a pedestrian and vehicle occurred on Burlington Pike (KY 18) between Tosha Drive and Ethan Drive in Burlington, Kentucky causing the pedestrian to be sent to the hospital with life threatening injuries.  Updated information - Sadly, Jason Niehoff succumbed to his injuries and passed away on May 2, 2018 at 8:33 p.m.  ReadMore

On Saturday, April 28, 2018 between 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency, will participate in the 15th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at three locations throughout Boone County, Kentucky. ReadMore

Fatal motorcycle accident discovered days later  ReadMore

On Friday, April 13, 2018, at 10:48 p.m. a single vehicle collision on Mt. Zion Road (KY 536) near Hempsteade Drive in Union, Kentucky (Boone County) claimed the life of the driver. ReadMore



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