Chief Deputy Jared Collins commands law enforcement operations at the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office.
Chief Collins, who started his career with the Sheriff's Office in 1992, has served in nearly every division.
He has operational experience in undercover drug operations, Jail operations, K-9 Handler and Trainer, and SWAT. Chief Collins has also held command roles as both a Sergeant and a Lieutenant in Patrol, K-9, Narcotics, Training, Investigations, SWAT, and Court Services.
Chief Collins is responsible for the overall operations of the Patrol Bureau, Investigation Bureau, SWAT and Property Room.
After graduating from Fairfield Union High School in 1990, Chief Collins attended classes at The Ohio State University, Muskingum University and Polk State University. Chief Collins is also a recipient of the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award, which he earned by completing the command leadership course of study. He has extensive experience teaching law enforcement topics throughout the region. Chief Collins is a former instructor at the International Police Training and Assessment Service and a former instructor at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy. Currently, he is an Adjunct Instructor at Hocking College.
A lifelong resident of Fairfield County, Chief Collins lives with his wife of nearly 25 years, Jenny. He is an avid boater and outdoorsman.