MARYSVILLE — Union County Sheriff Jamie Patton has announced the promotion of several deputies to command staff positions within the Sheriff’s Office.
Detective Jeff Stiers has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Stiers joined the Sheriff’s Office in 1994. He began his career as a corrections deputy in the jail and in February 1995, he was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff within the patrol division. In February 2000, he was assigned as a detective in the investigations division. From 2008-2010, he served as the Commander of the Special Deputy Bureau. He was selected by his peers as the Deputy of the Year in 2016. Stiers has earned his master criminal investigator certification, master evidence technician certification, and most recently completed pilot training for Unmanned Ariel Vehicles.
“Jeff is a team player who helps others within the office, is an excellent public servant, and is always willing to assist outside agencies. He has proven his leadership skills and will be a great asset to the Command Staff,” said Sheriff Patton.
In his new position, Lt. Stiers will serve as the Commander of the Investigative Division, the Commander of the MADE Task Force, and as the Commander of the Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team. Stiers is a graduate of Shenandoah High School and attended Muskingum Area Technical College.
Also, promoted to Lieutenant was Deputy Matthew Warden. Warden joined the Sheriff’s Office in December 1990 as a corrections officer. Before coming to Union County, Warden previously served as an officer with the Plain City Police Department and Pickerington Police Department. In August 1991, he was appointed as a Deputy Sheriff within the patrol division and became a cross trained Public Safety Officer in 2001. Lt. Warden has served as a member of the Union County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team as a firearms instructor, a CPR/AED and First Aid Instructor, and as a township Liaison. Warden is a graduate of Westland High School and attended the Central Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy.
In his new position, Lt. Warden will supervise the newly created Support Services Division at the Sheriff’s Office. He will oversee all community education programming, school resource officers, crime prevention programs, dog warden activities, special deputies, and the volunteers in police service. He will also coordinate training for all the divisions at the Sheriff’s Office.
“I am excited to have Matt as one of our new lieutenant’s. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge that will benefit the staff at the Sheriff’s Office. He’s been a very dedicated employee and served Union County for a long time,” said Patton.
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