Dear Paulding Progress,

Some Paulding County residents will soon be receiving a letter in the mail signed by me. This request is from the Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association (BSSA) attempting to seek new associate members. I am a proud member of this Association.

I feel it is imperative to communicate with our citizens and let you all know this is not a scam. The BSSA will only request for memberships using this system, and only with my approval. The Association does not contact prospective members by telephone.

In November 2022, I was voted to serve as the 2nd Vice President for the BSSA by my colleagues across the state. I am now serving my tenth consecutive year on the Board of Directors. I also sit on the Legislative, Civil Process, Carry Concealed Weapons, Education & Training, DARE/SRO, Image Enhancing and Community Corrections Committees for the Association. I feel by committing myself to these assignments, I can better serve you by having a working knowledge of what is coming out of Columbus through our association.

The funds collected by the BSSA using this membership drive directly affect my office. Our Association will continue to have the resources necessary through education to advance my office into the ever-changing world we all live in. I urge you all to consider becoming an associate member of this fabulous organization.

My office is committed to making our neighborhoods a safe place to live. It is imperative we seek progress to reduce the negative influences crime has on our children and to help safeguard the elderly. Through your financial contribution to this associate member program, my office will continue to receive the training and guidance necessary to move forward.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact the Association at 800-589-2772 or by mail at 1103 Schrock Road, Suite 401, Columbus, Ohio 43229. Explore my office website at and click on the BSSA video to learn more about the Office of Sheriff.

Finally, download the Paulding County Ohio Sheriff’s Office app on your smartphone from your app store for timely information and so much more. It’s free!

As always, you can contact my office and ask for me directly.


Jason K. Landers