Wife Loretta; three children; seven grandchildren; serves as an elder in his church
46 years in law enforcement
• Sheriff of Fairfield County
• Columbus Police Lieutenant
• Narcotics Bureau/Patrol Division
• Assignments: Detective Bureau, Vice Bureau &
• Washington D.C. Police Department
• Detective and Police Officer
• Has taught classes on police ethics and also the opiate epidemic, not only locally but to the National Sheriffs' Association, the Buckeye State Sheriffs Association and the Attorney Generals Conference
Sheriff Phalen has received numerous commendations and awards, but the one he is most proud is the Ohio Distinguished Law Enforcement Award presented to him by the Ohio Attorney General.
Sheriff Phalen hosts a weekly safety television program shown locally on Time Warner Cable. He has also been featured in USA Today newspaper, Fox News, CNN and Nancy Grace.
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Dave Phalen, Sheriff
FAIRFIELD COUNTY, OHIO