Vernon Stanforth


Sheriff Vernon Stanforth of Fayette County, OH is the current President of the National Sheriffs’ Association, the premier professional association of elected sheriffs in the United States of America. He was first elected in 1997. He is also the Chairman of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy since 2005. 
He has been a law enforcement officer for more than 40 years, beginning his career in 1981 as a jailer/dispatcher with the Washington Court House (Ohio) Police Department.