Colonel Brian L. Prickett – Chief Deputy
Colonel Brian L. Prickett began his career with the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office in 1984 as a certified peace officer assigned to the corrections division. Upon completing a two year assignment in corrections, Colonel Prickett was assigned to the road patrol division where he held positions of Canine Officer, Patrol Sergeant, and Patrol Lieutenant. After being promoted to the rank of Captain, Colonel Prickett was tasked with oversight of the corrections and road patrol divisions. In 1999, primary duties turned to the planning and construction of a new Sheriff’s Office and Adult Detention Facility. Upon completion of the Sheriff’s Office and Adult Detention Facility, Colonel Prickett held the positon of Jail Administrator until June of 2004 when he was promoted to Chief Deputy where his current duties involve the day-to-day operation and function of the entire Sheriff’s Office.
Colonel Prickett is a 1983 graduate of Wilmington High School and attended the Greene County Peace Officers Training Academy in 1984 where he completed the basic law enforcement academy. In 2000, Colonel Prickett completed Corrections Basic Training for Full Service Jails at the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Academy, and completed Correctional Administrator Training for Full Service Jails at the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy in London, Ohio. In 2008, Colonel Prickett was nominated to, and graduated from the F.B.I. National Academy, 235th Session in Quantico, Virginia. The FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders that serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation worldwide. Colonel Prickett holds an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in Law Enforcement Technology from Southern State Community College, and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Public Safety Management from Franklin University.
Major Brett Prickett – Investigations
Major Brett Prickett began his career with the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office in 1983 where he was assigned to Corrections Division for a short time before being reassigned to the Patrol Division. During his years in the Patrol Division he worked as an undercover officer in a 10 county drug task force for three years, was promoted to Sergeant and then Patrol Lieutenant.
In 2004 he was promoted to the rank of Major, where he was over all the divisions within the Sheriff’s Office.
In 2010 with the retirement of the Criminal Investigations Lieutenant he took on the day to day operations of the Criminal Investigations Division.
Captain Justin A. Drake – Corrections/Court Services
Captain Justin Drake has been a proud member of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office since 1996. Justin’s law enforcement career began shortly after he graduated from Wilmington High School in June of 1995. Justin started attending the Sinclair Basic Police Academy in 1996 where he completed the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Program. He then went on to attend the Corrections Basic Training for Full Service Personnel in 1997 at the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. In 2003, Justin attended the Correctional Administrator Course for Full Service Facility at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in London, Ohio.
Justin was hired by the Clinton County Sheriff in 1996 to work as a Deputy Sheriff for the Corrections Division. He transferred to the Patrol Division in 1999 and then transferred back to the Corrections Division in 2000 where he was promoted to Shift Supervisor. In 2001, Justin was promoted to Sergeant and was named Assistant Jail Administrator. In 2004, Justin was promoted to Lieutenant in his current role of Jail Administrator. As Jail Administrator, Justin is responsible for the management and operational control of the jail, its resources, and the inmates housed within. Justin is also the Registration Administrator for Clinton County. In December of 2014, Justin was also assigned to oversee the management of Court Services and its personnel.
Justin was awarded Officer of the Year in 1999 (Corrections Division), received an American Red Cross Emergency Service Hero award in 2014, and currently has many other awards that he has received throughout his career at the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office. Justin is currently on the Clinton County Community Corrections Board and on the Ohio Jail Advisory Board.
On January 2, 2017, Lt. Drake was promoted to the rank of Captain by Sheriff Ralph D. Fizer, Jr.
Lieutenant Michael N. Kassinos – Patrol
Lieutenant Michael N. Kassinos began his career with the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office in 1989 as a Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Corrections Division. While performing his duties in corrections, he attended and graduated the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy. In 1991 Lieutenant Kassinos was assigned to the Road Patrol Division where from 1995 to 2004 he was given the opportunity to be the Canine handler. During 2004 Lieutenant Kassinos was selected as Deputy of the Year for Clinton County and also promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Lieutenant Kassinos maintained the rank of Sergeant until 2012 when he was promoted to his current role as Lieutenant in charge of the Patrol Division . Lieutenant Kassinos is in charge of the daily operations and management of all Deputies and resources assigned to the Patrol Division. In December of 2014, Lt. Kassinos was also assigned to oversee the management of School Resource, DARE, security at the Community Services Center and its personnel.
Lieutenant Kassinos is a 1985 graduate of Wilmington High School; he also served in the United States Air Force from 1985 to 1989, and graduated from the Scarlet Oaks Peace Officer Training Academy in 1990. He attended the Leadership Clinton Institute where he graduated with honors and is a certified Taser and A.L.I.C.E. Instructor.
In 2016, Lieutenant Kassinos was nominated to, and graduated from the F.B.I. National Academy, 266th Session in Quantico, Virginia. The FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders that serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation worldwide.
Lieutenant Michael T. Wahl – Corrections
Lieutenant Michael Wahl is appointed by the Sheriff as the Assistant Jail Administrator and helps to oversee the daily operations and compliance standards of the jail. He was sworn in April 1992 and has served as a Deputy Sheriff assigned to Patrol. He was an FTO before being promoted to the rank of Patrol Sergeant in 1999. In 2004 he was appointed as the Assistant Jail Administrator. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in January 2017.
He attended Wilmington College and interned with the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office. He received his Peace Officer Certificate training at Sinclair Community College. He attended the Ohio Basic Corrections Academy in Greene County and the Correctional Administrator School at OPOTA in London. He also serves as the Taser and firearms instructor for the Office. He has attended the FBI SWAT School and has served on the Tactical Team since 1996. Lieutenant Wahl has received numerous awards including the Merit Award, (10) Personal Commendations, a Departmental Citation, Life Saving and Deputy of the Year.
Lieutenant Wahl is a graduate of the Clinton County Leadership Institute-Class of 2013. He has professional memberships with the National Tactical Officers Association, the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, National Sheriff’s Association, the International Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Association and the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association.
Rhonda Bailey – Communications
Rhonda joined the Sheriff’s Office in 2000 as a dispatcher. Rhonda was assigned as the LEADS (Law Enforcement Automated Data System) Assistant TAC (Technical Agency Coordinator) for the Sheriff’s Office in 2008. In 2009, Rhonda was assigned as the Sheriff’s Office LEADS TAC.
In 2012, Rhonda was promoted to Communications Supervisor. Rhonda oversees the day to day operations of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center.
Rhonda was awarded the Paul Starkey Memorial Dispatcher of the Year in 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2010. In 2010, Rhonda received a Certificate of Recognition for Ohio LEADS Audit
Rhonda has also received training in responding to Terrorist Incidents and Active Shooters and in NCIC Enhanced Protection Order Files.
Rhonda is very proud of what she does and loves serving the people of Clinton County.