Sheriff Neil has over 30 years with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the National Sheriff’s Association’s Medal of Valor, the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association’s Medal of Honor, the Fraternal Order of Police’s Act of Bravery, the Hamilton County Police Association’s Police Officer of the Year, and the U.S. Department of Justice F.B.I. Bomb Data Center Certificate of Appreciation, among others.
With his extensive training and work experience in the Corrections Division and Enforcement Division, Sheriff Neil rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Jim proved himself to be a leader in the organization, which led to several special assignments, including Hazmat Technician, Commander of the Bomb Squad, Commander of the Patrol Academy, and Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Instructor, just to name a few.
Sheriff Jim Neil is committed to public safety and serving the citizens of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Our county is very diverse, and faces numerous challenges. Sheriff Neil understands we all need to do our part, and is anxious to partner with citizens, businesses, civic groups, elected officials and other leaders in law enforcement to ensure our county continues to thrive and move in the right direction.