Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp
Thorp, The Right Sheriff For Licking County!
Sheriff Randy Thorp

Sheriff Randy Thorp

  • Lifelong resident of Licking County
  • Graduate of Lakewood High School
  •   Graduate of COTC, Associates Degree in Criminal Justice Technology
  • Has completed studies at Mountain State University, Bachelor of Science in Police Administration
  •  Lives in Newark Ohio with his wife, Olivia and his daughter, Lynsey
  •  25 years experience with the Licking County Sheriff's Office
  • 2010 - 2011 Inductee into the Lakewood Wall of Fame.


Career at the Licking County Sheriff's Office over the past 25 years


  • Patrol Deputy
  • Patrol Sergeant
  • Detective
  •        Detective Sergeant
  • Detective Lieutenant
  •       Organized and was commander of the Central Ohio Drug Task Force
  •       Served 7 years as Chief Deputy, Second in Command
  • Elected as YOUR Licking County Sheriff in 2004
  • Awarded the Medal of Honor by the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association and the Governor of Ohio
  •  Awarded the Fraternal Order of Police Medal of Valor
  • Currently District 4 Director of the Ohio Homeland Security Law Enforcement Response Plan, which encompasses 15 central Ohio counties
  • Currently Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association South East District Director
  • Immediate past President of the Licking County Chief’s of Police and Law Enforcement Administrators Association
  • Serves on the Legislative Committee of both the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association and the National Sheriff’s Association