Sheriff Dave Duchak announced the recent promotions of Major Steve Lord to Chief Deputy and Detective Sergeant Jason Moore to Detective Lieutenant. 

Chief Lord started his career with the Covington Police Department where he served for several years until being hired at the Sheriff’s Office in 1996 as a deputy.  He has since served in the capacity of narcotics detective, detective sergeant, detective lieutenant, and major. Chief Lord has been involved in most major cases that have occurred in Miami County over the past 15 years to include solving two cold case homicides.  In his new duties as Chief Deputy he will assist Sheriff Duchak with administering operations of the Sheriff’s Office to include recruiting, hiring, policy and procedure development, and labor negotiations to name just a few. 

Lieutenant Moore started his career with the Miami County Sheriff’s Office in 1997 as a correction officer.  He was later hired as a deputy and several years later transferred to the detective division where he worked narcotics.  In 2006 Lt. Moore was promoted to detective sergeant being second in command of the detective division.  Lt. Moore has successfully investigated countless narcotics cases and other major cases during his career.  More recently, he was one of the lead investigators of the large heroin distribution case in Tipp City which resulted in 8 indictments last year.  Lt. Moore will oversee all operations of the detective division.