|Name||Richard K. Jones|
Hamilton, Ohio , United States
|| October 11, 1953
Oct 01, 2015 01:11am
|Info||Sheriff Richard K. Jones |
Richard Jones, known as “Jonesy” to his friends, was born on October 11th, 1953 in Hamilton, Ohio in Butler County. After graduating from the Hamilton City School system, he volunteered for the military draft where he served from 1973 to 1975 as a combat engineer and was promoted to the rank of Specialist 4 during his two-year enlistment.
Upon completion of his term in the military, a young Richard accepted a position in 1976 with the State of Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections working as a Corrections Officer. Richard’s career with the Ohio prison system presented him with the opportunity to learn many new skills as he advanced through the ranks. During his employment with the prison system, Richard advanced from a Corrections Officer to an Education Specialist and then to the position of Training Officer where he was responsible for the training of over 400 employees.
In 1985 Richard was promoted to the rank of Senior Captain and was responsible for the prison’s security audits. He served in this capacity of Senior Captain and the Warden’s designee for inmate appeals from 1985 to 1990 when he was promoted again to the respected rank of Major.
Richard served as Major at the Lebanon Correctional Institute from 1990 until he accepted the position as Chief of the Butler County Sheriff’s Office in 1993 where he proudly serves today.
Richard’s formal education began in 1977 at the Hocking Technical College where he received an Associate Degree in Corrections in 1979. He then attended Wilmington College where he graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice. In 1984 he earned a Master Degree in Corrections from Xavier University.
Richard and his wife, Becky have two children: Richard Jr., who is a police officer with Fairfield Township and Amanda, who is a Communications Officer with the West Chester Township Police Department.
During Richard’s tenure as Butler County Sheriff's Chief Deputy, he orchestrated putting more deputies on the streets to help the Sheriff’s Office respond to calls for service faster. He’s worked hard to help make more jail cells available to lock up more criminals and increase the productivity and efficiency of the office through computer automation.
Richard K. Jones was sworn in as the 45th Sheriff of Butler County Ohio on January 2nd, 2005. He took over the office on Monday January 3rd, 2005.
Richard’s continuing record as an administrator of the Butler County Sheriff’s Office for over 13 years reflects a continuing dedication and commitment to the safety of everyone in Butler County.