Re-elected as Erie County Sheriff on November 3, 2020. Term begins January 4, 2021.
Captain Sigsworth was initially appointed as Acting Sheriff by the Erie County Commissioners to fill the unexpired term of Retired Sheriff Terry Lyons. His appointment was affirmed by the Erie County Democratic Party Central Committee on June 6, 2012. Sheriff Sigsworth was elected to his first term as Erie County Sheriff on November 6, 2012, and is currently serving his third full term as Erie County Sheriff.
Sheriff Sigsworth has been employed by the Erie County Sheriff’s Office for his entire law enforcement career. Originally appointed as a part-time deputy sheriff in 1983, Sheriff Sigsworth served as a dispatcher, jail deputy, and patrol deputy. Sheriff Sigsworth was appointed as a full-time deputy in 1985 and served as a patrol deputy and detective until 1994, when he was promoted to the position of Detective Sergeant. Sheriff Sigsworth served in that capacity until 2001, when he was promoted to Operations Captain. In that role, Sheriff Sigsworth supervised the Patrol, Communications and Detective Divisions of the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Sigsworth served in that capacity until his appointment to the Office of Sheriff.
Sheriff Sigsworth has attended numerous law enforcement education training sessions and seminars and is a graduate of the 216th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy.
Sheriff Sigsworth is honored to have been chosen to serve as the Erie County Sheriff. If you wish to speak with him personally, he may be reached at his office at 419-625-7951, ext. 6281.
Sheriff Sigsworth wishes to convey his gratitude to the professional staff members of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, who commit themselves every day to providing public safety services to the residents of — and visitors to — Erie County.
Paul A. Sigsworth
2800 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870
Website: Erie County Sheriff