Chief Deputy Steve Leahy
Chief Deputy Leahy began his career in law enforcement in 1991 as a road patrol deputy with the Clermont County Sheriff, eventually moving to a position as a deputy in investigations. In 1996 he was promoted to the rank of sergeant on the road patrol. He then served as the court services commander and later, investigative sergeant. He was promoted to investigative lieutenant and tasked to supervise investigations as well as the Clermont County's narcotics unit. In 2013 he was promoted to the rank of captain. Steve was appointed to his present rank as Chief Deputy of Operations in June of 2014.
Chief Leahy graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor's Degree in Police Administration with a minor in Traffic Safety. After several years as a Patrol Sergeant, he continued his education and graduated from the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and the Model-Netics Management course at the University of Cincinnati. Steve was a founding member of the Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, and was the lead hostage negotiator for the Clermont County Special Response Team for the last 20 years.